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Thomas Hart Benton

Art: Thomas Hart Benton
One of my favorites: Spring on the Missouri, 1945, oil and tempera on Masonite panel. On loan to the PEM from the North Carolina Museum of Art. 330 more words

Painting the American Aspect

Created in the heart of the Great Depression the WPA supported thousands of artists thus some of the best scenes of the nation were created – some noble, some absurd – portraying the spirit of the 1930’s. 77 more words


PEM Thomas Hart Benton Exhibit a Dramatic Slice of Americana

“Hollywood” — The 1937-38 Life magazine commission is the centerpiece of the Peabody Essex Museum’s exciting new exhibit.

For Thomas Hart Benton, history was not a scholarly study, but a drama. 564 more words

Art Review

America's Treasure Chest

One of the great things about going down to the DC area is being able to take advantage of the great museums that are part of the… 258 more words

Favorite Things

Picturing Americans...Insights come from everywhere!

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to participate in a convo, “Picturing Americans,” about Thomas Hart Benton as part of the opening festivities for “ 234 more words


Father Figure: Thomas Hart Benton's Daughter Shares Memories of the American Master

When you’re the daughter of a famous American painter, you’ve likely got some very different thoughts on the man behind the brush than what’s been written in the history books. 627 more words