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About the Artwork

John Steuart Curry often painted scenes of life in his native Kansas. In State Fair, he depicted a panorama of colorful tents, circus rides, and surging crowds. The viewer observes the fair from the perspective of a stage framed by allegorical female figures wearing hats decorated with fruit, vegetables, and grain. The figures symbolize the bounty of Kansas agriculture, but their nudity also emphasizes the burlesque aspects of the fair, along with the performance of Parisian dancing girls for "men only." A flag points toward the Kansas capitol building on the horizon, while the master of ceremonies in the center of the composition may refer to Curry himself, directing the scene. Curry participated in an artistic movement called Regionalism, which developed after World War I. Regionalists portrayed what they considered quintessentially American scenes, most often featuring the land and people of farm communities in the Midwest and South.

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About Our Prints

The Huntington Store Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.