Thomas Hart Benton ARTWORK – PAINTINGS/LITHOGRAPHS

Lithographs

The following is a list of the lithographs produced by Thomas Hart Benton. For information please refer to the complete catalog The Lithographs of Thomas Hart Benton compiled and edited by Creekmore Fath.

Drawings

Harbor Scene

1918, Watercolor
10 (H) x 15 (W) inches
Signed lower left “Benton”

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Three Rivers South

Illustrations for Virginia S. Eifert’s ‘Three Rivers South’
c. 1953, Ink and ink wash

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Whitney Museum Mural Studies

The Arts of Life in America: Whitney Museum Mural Studies

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Paintings

Ploughing it Under

1934, Oil on linen
20 1/8 (H) x 24 7/16 (W) inches
Signed lower right “Benton”

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Strike

1933, Double-sided oil on tin
15 3/8 (H) x 13 1/4 (W) inches
Signed lower left “Benton”
Waiting on verso, Oil on canvas on tin, 8 x 7 1/2 inches
Annotated “Pittsburgh Strike by Thom Benton”

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Murals

Thomas Hart Benton established his reputation in the 1930s with five mural projects that changed the face of American Art and provided the principle artistic models for the Work Projects Administration (WPA) mural program. On the strength of these projects, Benton quickly became one of the most famous and controversial artists in America. He was even featured on the cover of Time in 1934, the first time this honor had been awarded to an artist. Today Benton remains a lightning rod for argument and diversity of opinion, whether for his activities as the leader of the Regionalist movement, or for his role as the teacher and mentor of Jackson Pollock. – Dr. Henry Adams

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Thomas Hart Benton Artwork

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