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Which of the following was symbolic of the rise of American influence in the fine arts after the Second World War?

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Mary Cassatt’s work in Impressionism

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No

Thomas Eakin’s work in Realism

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No

Grant Wood’s work in Regionalism

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No

Jackson Pollock’s work in Abstract Expressionism

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Yes

John S. Copley’s work of realistic portraiture

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No

Jackson Pollock was a leading American artist of the 1940s and 1950s, and his Abstract Expressionist work helped make American painting much more prominent in the international art world following the Second World War. By contrast, Mary Cassatt’s work (A) was most prominent in the late nineteenth century. Thomas Eakins (B) was likewise most active in the late nineteenth century. Grant Wood’s (D) most famous work appeared in the 1930s. John S. Copley (E) worked in the late eighteenth century.

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