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Fein, Sylvialocked

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 1919.

Painter.

Magic Realism.

Along with artists Marshall Glasier, John Wilde, Karl Preibe, Dudley Huppler and Gertrude Abercrombie, Sylvia Fein contributed to a Midwestern form of surrealism known as Magic Realism. Unlike the very cerebral and intellectual strain of Surrealism cultivated in Europe, the Midwestern Magic Realists conceived a comparatively primitive aesthetic that was less concerned with dreams than with narrative and symbolic fantasy....

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