Social Realism: art as a mean of communicating social values in a critical and constructive way.

Robert Gwathmey(1903 - 1988),"the white man painting African America "
from"Robert Gwathmey - the life and art of a passionate observer" by Michael Kammen - University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

above: winter's playground (ca.1947)
bottom: saturday afternoon (1949)