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    One of the most politically charged American artists of the 20th century, Ralph FasanellaUs paintings chronicled a century of working class life and struggle. His unique style of painting, dubbed primitive or folkloric, coupled with his richly detailed canvasses quickly catapulted his work to the heights of the American art world.

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