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Thomas Hart Benton
Richard S Brownlee
Henry R Luce
60 Artful Minutes: A Visit with Thomas Hart Benton
Interview of Kansas City artist Thomas Hart Benton covering his career and "his recent interview on CBS's Sixty Minutes [television] program, on which both he and Picasso were covered," including his contrast...
Illustration and biographical sketch of artist Thomas Hart Benton.
An Artist in America
Autobiographical book about the life of Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton, spending most of his productive years in Kansas City, with several illustrations.
Anthony Benton Gude
May 3, 2006
Color photograph and caption about Anthony Benton Gude, the grandson of Thomas Hart Benton, and his painting, ''The Creation of Union Station.''
Art: Bourbon & Old Salt
Short article about Thomas Hart Benton's painting of a New England journalist to be placed in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts "captured [as] a vanishing type on canvas," with a photo of it.
Art: Painter of Passion
Biographical description and photo of Thomas Hart Benton , describing his daily routine at his Kansas City studio, describing his usual goal of illustrating regional histories.
Art: Thomas Benton in Omaha. ..An American Artist Has One of His Best Shows
Article about Thomas Hart Benton's successful art exhibit at the Josyln Art Museum in Omaha, with some general biographical information and copies of the several paintings.
Behind the Smoke: Thomas Hart Benton
Photos and biographical article about Thomas Hart Benton, a prominent Missourian painter and muralist born in Neosho, Missouri in 1889 and coming to Kansas City in 1935 with residence and studio at 3616...
Benton and the World at War
Article analyzing the creation and legacy of Thomas Hart Benton's ten-panel series, "Year of Peril." Inspired by the attack on Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entering World War II, the series was used as propaganda...
Benton Goes to War
Article about Thomas Hart Benton's paintings commissioned during World War II serving as propaganda and intended "to 'wake up the middle west to the grimness of our national situation,'" with photos of...
Benton’s KC Flood Painting for Sale
May 18, 2011
Thomas Hart Benton’s “Flood Disaster (Homecoming—Kaw Valley)” is set to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York on May 19, 2011. The painting “was inspired by the devastating floods of the summer...
Bingham and Benton: Missouri's Old Masters
March 20, 2005
Review of show, "Bingham to Benton: The Midwest as Muse", also contains biographical information about the two artists.
Biography of Thomas Hart Benton
May 5, 1905
Photo and bio of artist Thomas Hart Benton, giving background information on how he got into painting.
Biography of Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), Artist
Chicago Views Benton, Midwest Dickens
Article about the experiences of artist Thomas Hart Benton in Chicago's art scene, describing his transition there from cartoons to painting, including his role as one of the foremost painters of the Midwest,...
Crossroads of America: The Story of Kansas City
Chapter of the book about Thomas Hart Benton, "a grandnephew of the Senator" by the same name, describing the artist's life starting with childhood in Neosho, Missouri.
Encyclopedia of Missouri--A Volume of Encyclopedia of the United States
Biography of Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), the artist, "well-known for his surreal, cartoon-like paintings of Americana." Born in Neosho, Missouri and becoming an art student in Paris until 1912, art...
Exhibition--"Thomas Hart Benton: An Intimate View"--at the Joslyn
Article about former Kansas City resident artist Thomas Hart Benton, or Thomas Benton (1889-1975) and the exhibit of his unsold paintings at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, with photos and description...
Friends' Farewell to Benton
Article about the funeral for artist Thomas Hart Benton on January 21, 1975, at Stine & McClure Funeral Home in Kansas City, with some biographical information.
In Art, Politics, Missouri Goes Her Own Way: Benton's Status as a Local Deity Won't Be Shaken
Article critiquing the artistic merit of Thomas Hart Benton's art, mostly seen as negative by the author, calling Benton "a failed artist" but pointing out other speaker's opinions at "a daylong symposium"...
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