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Thomas Hart Benton
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TitleThomas Hart Benton
AbstractItem is a lithograph print of a black and white sketch portrait of local artist Thomas Hart Benton. Also contains a smaller, full body sketch of him. Wording at the bottom of the print reads: Compliments of Swope Ridge Health Care Center, 5900 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri...., c1975 by David Melton, the artist of the piece. Measures 22 in. x 34 in.
NotesThe MVO (Missouri Valley Oversize) collection of art work contains various types of large size items such as paintings; sculpture; drawings and sketches; photographs, including composite pieces; posters; and other miscellaneous items.
Illustrator/ArtistDavid Melton
LocationMVO 196F
Portrait drawings
Local SubjectBenton, Thomas Hart (Artist)
Swope Ridge Health Care Center
Melton, David
Item TypeArchival Material
Art Work
TranscriptionA quotation of Thomas Hart Benton at the bottom of the drawing reads:

"I do not think the artist's meanings are nearly so important as the meanings his creations evoke in their spectators. As a matter of fact, these are the only meanings that count. They are the ones that make for the continuing life of a work of art, spreading its acceptance over generations of men."
Access This ItemThis item is not available online. Appointments are required to view material in the MVO collection. Call 816.701.3427 or write lhistory@kclibrary.org.
Item ID217687
CONTENTdm number37348
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