Describe American Progress by John Gast.

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Describe American Progress by John Gast.

John Gast:

John Gast (1842-1896) was a Prussian-born American artists, most renowned for his 1872 painting American Progress. Relatively little is known about Gast's life, but American Progress remains one of the most popular images of US expansion ever created.

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Let's start with the literal description of American Progress. The focal point of this oil painting is a gigantic woman, draped in diaphanous and...

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