American Freedom

'Pickets on the March at West Vernor and 25th' 122 x 153 cms

American Freedom is an ongoing series of paintings grouped into chapters, each of which will address an aspect of American political and social life.

The first chapter is entitled McCarthyism and refers to the hearings of the ‘House Un-American Activities Committee’.  Formed in 1938, the committee became permanent in 1945 and was eventually abolished in 1975.

The photographic sources for McCarthyism came from archive material acquired from the Chicago Sun Times newspaper. The titles of the paintings are taken from inscriptions on the backs of the photographs.

 

 

'Claude Lightfoot Hearing Before the Subversive Activity Control Board' Oil on Canvas 122 x 155 cm 2013

Claude Lightfoot Hearing Before the Subversive Activity Control Board
oil on canvas
122 x 155 cm
2013

'Hugo Beiswenger Allaged Commie' Oil on canvas 122 x 158 cm 2013

Hugo Beiswenger Alleged Commie
oil on canvas
122 x 158 cm
2013

'Leo Turner and Attorney belford lawson at a Communist Hearing in 1959' Oil on Canvas 122 x 153 cm 2013

Leo Turner and Attorney Belford Lawson at a Communist Hearing in 1959
oil on canvas
122 x 153 cm
2013

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