The artists of the Euston Road School reacted against avant-garde styles. Instead they asserted the importance of painting traditional subjects in a realist manner. This attitude was based on a political agenda to create a widely understandable and socially relevant art. Some of them were members of the Communist Party. However their work was not propagandist in the manner of socialist realism.
Euston Road School
The Euston Road School was a British realist group formed in 1938 of artists who either taught or studied at the School of Painting and Drawing at 316 Euston Road in London