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'Good Life' Is Hidden Jewel Downtown
April 21, 2004
This article focuses on one of Kansas City's less visible fountains called "The Fountain of Good Life". It was designed by George Tsutakawa. According to a quote in the article, he "became the preeminent...
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...
A Warm Tribute to Thomas Hart Benton
February 20, 2011
Color picture of the bronze sculpture of Thomas Hart Benton on the campus of the Art Institute wearing a sweater knitted by Ashley Lugo, a student majoring in fiber. The piece was cast by Charles Banks...
A Well-Documented Life
August 1, 2005
Photographs and article of artist Sydney Larson, former professor of art at Columbia College where he taught for five decades. He was an apprentice with Thomas Hart Benton, sketching Benton's mural ''Independence...
Achelous and Hercules
Unframed color print reproduction (44 in. x 14 in.) of Thomas Hart Benton's "Achelous and Hercules" mural. The original 24-foot mural was done in tempura and oil on canvas in 1947. It was purchased in...
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: 400 Square Feet to Go
Article about Thomas Hart Benton's nearly finished large mural at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, depicting Independence from 1830 to 1847 with the opening of the West, with a photo of the...
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.
Article Solves Painting Dispute
February 20, 2015
Article describes Benton-gate, a longstanding debate between the Shawnee Mission High School classes of 1957 and 1958 over which group purchased the Thomas Hart Benton painting Utah Highlands as a gift...
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...
President Truman and Thomas Hart Benton look at mural designs for the Truman Library.
Benton Painting Comes back Home
December 5, 2014
Article announces that Thomas Hart Benton's painting "The New Fence," given first by the artist to Harry S. Truman and later presented as a gift to Winston Churchill during his 1946 visit to Westminster...
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.
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