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Thomas Hart Benton  American  1889 -1975
Born: Neosho, Missouri, United States 
Died: Kansas City, Missouri, United States 
Studied: Corcoran Art School, Washington 
Art Institute of Chicago 
Academie Julien, Paris 1908
Academie Colarossi, Paris 1908
Examples of Work: Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts 
Brooklyn Museum of Art 
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco 
City Art Museum, St. Louis 
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Museum of Modern Art, New York City 
Nelson Gallery, Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, Missour 
New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut 
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC 
University of Nebraska 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Regionalism
Subjects Known For: Figural
Memberships: National Academy of Design p. ANA 1954; NA 1956
Teaching Positions: Art Students League, New York City 1926 -
Kansas City Art Institute 1935-1940
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Thomas Hart Benton was born in 1889. He began his artistic career with training at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1906-7 and then went to Academie Julian in 1908-11. While in Europe he was influenced by works of El Greco and ... (More)

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 ... (More)

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