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Thomas Hart Benton (1889 - 1975) American

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Thomas Hart Benton (1889 - 1975) American

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Thomas Hart Benton (1889 - 1975) American, Charcoal on Paper. Measure 16 1/2"in H x 10 1/2"in W and 25 1/2"in H x 19 1/2"in W with frame. One of the central figures of the Regionalist art movement of the 1930s, along with Grant Wood and John S. Curry. Early career was spent studying and working in Chicago, Paris, and New York (1912-34), absorbing and experimenting with various modernist styles, including Fauvism, Cubism, and Synchromism. During the 1920s he rejected these as being too esoteric and inaccessible for the general public, and set out to formulate a populist art in which the style and content would be for and about Americans. Taking his subject matter from American social history and folklore, Benton developed a dynamic, rhythmic, figurative style that was meant to draw viewers into the narrative. In 1942, paintings from Benton's anti-fascist series The Year of the Peril," were reproduced by the U.S. government in the form of millions of stamps, posters, and cards. Benton was also a teacher (Jackson Pollock was among his students) and a prolific writer about his theories. Teaching: ASL, 1926-36; dir. dept. painting, Kansas City Art Inst. & Sch. Design, 1935-40. Author: An Artist in America (McBride, 1937 & Univ. Mo. Press, 1983); Drawings 1968, Univ. Mo. Press; Thirty Years' View, or, a History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years, from 1820-1850, Greenwood, Vols I & II, 1968; An American in Art: a Professional and Technical Autobiography, Univ. Kans. Press, 1969.
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Thomas Hart Benton (1889 - 1975) American

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000
Oct 11, 2020
Starting Price $800
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0083: Thomas Hart Benton (1889 - 1975) American

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Est. $1,500 - $2,000Starting Price $800
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Lot 0083 Details

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Thomas Hart Benton (1889 - 1975) American, Charcoal on Paper. Measure 16 1/2"in H x 10 1/2"in W and 25 1/2"in H x 19 1/2"in W with frame. One of the central figures of the Regionalist art movement of the 1930s, along with Grant Wood and John S. Curry. Early career was spent studying and working in Chicago, Paris, and New York (1912-34), absorbing and experimenting with various modernist styles, including Fauvism, Cubism, and Synchromism. During the 1920s he rejected these as being too esoteric and inaccessible for the general public, and set out to formulate a populist art in which the style and content would be for and about Americans. Taking his subject matter from American social history and folklore, Benton developed a dynamic, rhythmic, figurative style that was meant to draw viewers into the narrative. In 1942, paintings from Benton's anti-fascist series The Year of the Peril," were reproduced by the U.S. government in the form of millions of stamps, posters, and cards. Benton was also a teacher (Jackson Pollock was among his students) and a prolific writer about his theories. Teaching: ASL, 1926-36; dir. dept. painting, Kansas City Art Inst. & Sch. Design, 1935-40. Author: An Artist in America (McBride, 1937 & Univ. Mo. Press, 1983); Drawings 1968, Univ. Mo. Press; Thirty Years' View, or, a History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years, from 1820-1850, Greenwood, Vols I & II, 1968; An American in Art: a Professional and Technical Autobiography, Univ. Kans. Press, 1969.
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