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Thomas Hart Benton

 (1889 - 1975)
Thomas Hart Benton was active/lived in Missouri, Massachusetts, Kansas.  Thomas Benton is known for regionalist easel and mural painting, illustration, graphics.

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Thomas Hart Benton

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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.

Benton was a highly intelligent, energetic, flamboyant, pugnacious and hard drinking fellow, who quite often found himself in the center of controversy.  As a student, he was unruly and alienated many of his peers and teachers.

Thomas Hart Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri, and named for a great uncle and ear  ...  Displaying 750 of 26590 characters.



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About  Thomas Hart Benton

Born:  1889 - Neosho, Missouri
Died:   1975 - Kansas City, Missouri
Known for:  regionalist easel and mural painting, illustration, graphics