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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

50 50 50: Thomas Hart Benton

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click to enlarge Thomas Hart Benton's "Fisherman's Lunch"
  • Thomas Hart Benton's "Fisherman's Lunch"

"Fisherman's Lunch," an ink, wash and tempera drawings on paper by Thomas Hart Benton, is this week's work in the "50 Works 50 Weeks 50 Years" anniversary exhibition in the atrium of the Arkansas Arts Center. 

The drawing, selected by development coordinator Alysia Carter, was a gift of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co. in 1986. It is one of several works by Benton in the Arts Center's permanent collection. A brief bio from Absolute Arts: 

American painter, Thomas Hart Painter studied at the Academie Julien in Paris from 1908 to 1911. He then settled in New York and painted in the Synchromist style of his schoolmate, Stanton Macdonald-Wright. In 1920, Benton switched to the Regionalist style, depicting scenes of American life. He became the director of the City Art Institute and School of Design in Kansas City, Missouri in 1935 and remained there for the rest of his life. After the decline of Regionalism, Benton began painting scenes of American history. He also wrote two autobiographies titled “An Artist in America” and “An American in Art.”




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