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 Thomas Hart Benton  (1889 - 1975)

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Lived/Active: Missouri/Massachusetts/Kansas      Known for: regionalist easel and mural painting, illustration, graphics

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BIOGRAPHY for Thomas Hart Benton
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Birth
1889 (Neosho, Missouri)
 
Death
1975 (Kansas City, Missouri)

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Missouri/Massachusetts/Kansas


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regionalist easel and mural painting, illustration, graphics

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Likely the most important painter of the American Scene* movement, Thomas Hart Benton created a style and addressed subject matter that was uniquely American as well as specific to his state of Missouri, and that combined elements of modernism and realism.  His signature painting was regionalist* genre, especially laboring figures.  In addition to many murals, he also painted landscapes and portraits.

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