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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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QUICK FACTS AND KEYWORDS for Thomas Hart Benton
Birth/Death Lived/Active Often Known For
- 1889 (Neosho, Missouri)
- 1975 (Kansas City, Missouri)
Missouri/Massachusetts/Kansas regionalist easel and mural painting, illustration, graphics
Methods
* Ceramics
* Easel Painting
* Illustration, Illustrator
* Murals of Fresco, Mixed Media, Mosaic or Paint
* Printmaking, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design
* Sculpture, Sculptor

  
Media
* Acrylic Paint
* Bronze
* Ceramic Art, Porcelain
* Charcoal
* Colored Pencil
* Crayon
* Egg Tempera
* Fresco
* Gouache
* Graphite, Pencil
* Ink
* Lithography, Lithograph
* Mixed-Media, Multi-Media
* Oil Paint
* Pastel Painting
* Pen and Ink
* Pottery
* Tempera
* Watercolor/Watercolour

  
Styles
* Abstraction, Abstract
* Gestural/ Action /Drip Painting
* Impressionism Before 1940
* Modernism, Modernist (Tradition Breaking)
* Realist, Realism, Representational, Naturalist
* Synchromism

  
Subjects
* American Scene
* Animals, Mammals
* Architecture, Buildings, Houses, Structures, Linearity
* Botanics
* Coastal, Shoreline Views
* Desert Landscape
* Female Face and Figure
* Figure, Figurative, Human Figure
* Floral Landscape, Wildflowers
* Floral Still Life, Floral Motifs, Flowers
* Gardens, Garden Scenes
* Genre, Human Activity
* Hand-Crafted Object
* History: Historical Figures, Sites, Events
* Hunting and Fishing Genre, Field and Stream
* Industrial Scenes, Factories, Labor Genre and Figure
* Landscape
* Marine, Maritime, Nautical, Boats
* Mountain Views
* North American Frontier Genre, Pioneers
* Nude Figure
* Portraits
* Regionalism, Local Scene
* Religion, Mysticism, Spirituality
* Social Realism
* Still Life
* Streetscenes, Street Genre
* Western: Cowboys, Indians, Horses

  
Geography/Places Lived and/or Worked
* Central Park, New York City
* West Virginia Before 1920

  
Art Association
* Associated American Artists
* Kansas City Society of Artists
* National Academy of Design, Elected Member

  
Teacher
* Jean Paul Laurens

  
Schools
* Academie Julian, Student
* Academy Colarossi, Student
* Art Students League of New York, Student
* Art Students League of New York, Teacher
* Kansas City Art Institute, Teacher
* New School For Social Research, Student
* School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Student

  
Awards/Recognition
* Jennie Sesnan Gold Medal, The Pennsylvania Academy

  
Chronology
* Early 20th Century Before 1950
* Late 20th Century After 1950

  
Some Collections
* Anschutz Collection
* Bakkom Photo Collection, St. Paul, Minnesota (2)
* Hainsworth Collection
* Ken Trevey Collection
* Susan & Herbert Adler Collection
* William Foxley Collection-Western

  
Added Description
* Art Educator: School Teaching, Public Lectures, Workshops
* Commercial Art, Advertising
* Figure Specialty
* Genre Specialty
* LIFE Magazine Featured Artist
* Mural Specialty
* Printmaking Specialty
* PWA, WPA, Public Works Project Participant
* SCRIBNER'S Magazine Illustrator and/or Photographer
* Wartime Camouflage Artist

  
Artist Colony
* Ste. (Sainte) Genevieve Art Colony, Missouri

  
Exhibition of Art Association
* National Academy of Design-

  
Exhibition of Museum
* Art Institute of Chicago
* Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC
* Museum of Modern Art, New York
* The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
* Whitney Museum of American Art

  
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