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  Thomas Hart Benton (senator) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benton was an architect and champion of westward expansion by the United States, a cause that became known as Manifest Destiny.
Benton was born in Harts Mill, North Carolina, near the present-day town of Hillsborough.
Benton advocated the annexation of Texas and argued for abrogation of the 1819 Adams-Onís Treaty in which the United States relinquished claims to that territory, but he was opposed to the machinations that led to its annexation in 1845 and the Mexican-American War.
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 Thomas Hart Benton (painter) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri, USA into an influential clan of politicians and powerbrokers.
Benton's father was a lawyer and United States congressman and his great-uncle was 19th century Missouri state Senator Thomas Hart Benton, after whom he was named.
Benton's sympathy was with the agricultural working class and the small farmer, caught in the path of the Industrial Revolution.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Benton, Thomas Hart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BENTON, THOMAS HART [Benton, Thomas Hart] 1889-1975, American regionalist painter, b.
Neosho, Mo.; grandnephew of Sen. Thomas Hart Benton and son of Congressman Maecenas E. Benton.
Benton taught painting at several colleges and art schools.
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 Thomas Hart Benton Biography / Biography of Thomas Hart Benton Biography
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) was one of the principal American regionalist painters of the 1930s.
Thomas Hart Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri, the son and grandnephew of a United States congressmen.
Benton dealt with corruption, squalor, and inequality, but without the bitter indictments that are found in the work of such social realists as Jack Levine.
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 Arts of Life in America
The painter, writer, and musician Thomas Hart Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri, the son of a famous Missouri political family.
Benton soon tired of academic routines and drifted toward various modern styles, in part through the encouragement of the modernist American painter, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, who became a close friend.
From that point on, Benton was best known to the public as the leader of the "Regionalist Movement" in American art, which opposed European modernism and focused on scenes of the American heartland.
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In 1907 Benton enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago, but left for Paris in 1909 to continue his art education at the Académie Julien.
On return to New York in the early twenties, Benton declared himself an "enemy of modernism" and began the naturalistic and representational work today known as Regionalism.
His work on the Harry S Truman presidential library in 1960 initiated a friendship that lasted for the rest of their lives.
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 Thomas Hart Benton
What captured Benton's interest, he later wrote, was the Synchromists' use of Baroque rhythms, derived not from Cezanne's work, as was the case with most of the Parisian painters who had experimented with such rhythms, but from the more basic source of Michelangelo's sculpture.
Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism, by Erika Lee Doss.
Thomas Hart Benton and the Indiana Murals, by Kathleen A. Foster.
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 Thomas Hart Benton . Benton Profile | PBS
Benton then went on to Paris and, finally, to New York, where he persevered as an impoverished painter for more than a decade but found his "regionalist" roots.
Benton was at war with the Eastern art establishment from the moment he hit his stride as a determinedly realistic painter.
According to Adams, the painter had alienated both the left-leaning community of artists with his disregard for politics and the larger New York-Paris art world with what was considered his folksy style.
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 Thomas Hart Benton, Challenge to Modernism, Bard College; Queens Museum, New York City
Benton's search for artistic and human meaning within his own country was swept aside, at least in the public eye, media and art world, though not in his own mind, by the wave of internationalism created by World War II.
Benton's realism is of a nearly conceptual kind based upon vast personal contact with the people, land and activities that make up his experience, and endless drawing and painting of that experience.
Benton clearly expresses duality in his lithograph, based on the painting, "Wreck of the Ol' '97,'" 1944, in which a smoke-belching fl locomotive careens disastrously toward a broken rail at a crossing where a rearing white horse topples a woman from a wagon.
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 Thomas Hart Benton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thomas Hart Benton, one of the most influential personages of American Regionalism, was born in 1889 in Neosho, MO. He came from a long lineage of well to do politicians, and broke the tradition when in 1905 he dropped out of high school to become a cartoonist for the Joplin American.
From 1906-1907 Benton studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and in 1908 left the U.S. to enroll in the Academie Julien in Paris.
Until 1911, Benton studied in Paris and forged friendships with ascendant artists such as Diego Rivera, John Marin, Morgan Russell as well as Stanton MacDonald-Wright, the founder of the Synchronist movement, whose influence is reflected in Benton’s early work.
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 Thomas Hart Benton Homepage
Born in Neosho Missouri, Thomas Hart Benton was known as a rebel.
He is described as both a painter and a historian, revealing America’s evolution from a rural frontier to an industrialized nation.
Benton was not limited to a medium - creating paintings, sketches and lithographs, while working in oils, watercolors, pen and ink, charcoal and pastels.
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 Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site - General Information - Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Benton was born in Neosho, Mo. in 1889, the son of Missouri Congressman Maecenas E. Benton and grand nephew of Missouri's first senator, Thomas Hart "Old Bullion" Benton.
Benton spent several years perfecting a new method of planning his paintings by using clay models to help with the spatial organization of the design.
Benton, renowned painter, sculptor, lecturer and writer, was a man of enormous vitality and inner strength.
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 Thomas Hart Benton Annotated Bibliography
The work of Wood, Benton and Curry, a trio of acclaimed American painters, is examined in this book, with the author looking at their modernist tendencies and arguing that their styles were both mislabelled and misunderstood.
Benton started on the murals in 1960, three years after the library was founded.
Benton depicted three decades in the murals, 1817 to 1847, which depicted Independence's history of being the last city before the frontier.
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 Margot Peet and Thomas Hart Benton - The Paintings of Margot Peet
Under Benton's guidance, Margot Peet produced her first multi-figural compositions, her first genre scenes (subjects drawn from everyday life), and her first paintings in egg tempera, a quick-drying medium using egg yolk as the binder.
Benton painted in class alongside his students who produced "versions" of his subjects from slightly different angles.
Benton required his students to paint out-of-class assignments that were drawn from personal experience and based on sketches made from life.
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 Thomas Hart Benton (1889 - 1975) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Thomas Hart Benton, Susanna and the Elders, 1938
Thomas Hart Benton, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940), vol.
Thomas Hart Benton, *These three in the evening, harmonica and fiddle and guitar *, on page 401 in the book, The Grapes of Wrath by John Seinbeck (New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940), vol.
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 Thomas Hart Benton Art: PicassoMio.com
Acclaimed American painter, Thomas Hart Benton is considered to be the most important painter of the AMERICAN SCENE MOVEMENT, a style he helped create.
Benton was a highly intelligent, energetic, flamboyant, pugnacious and hard drinking fellow, who quite often found himself in the center of controversy.
His murals at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City are major American Scene murals, and in 1957, he was commissioned by Robert Moses, chairman of the board of the Power Authority of the State of New York to paint a mural for the Power Authority at Massena.
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 Truman Library - Thomas Hart Benton Oral History Interview
BENTON: I figured out the size of the painting space, how much subject matter would have to be represented, how complicated, that is, the mural would be, what probable research expenses I would face and how much time would be expended.
BENTON: Originally I intended to paint the predelle in the same color scheme as the main part of the mural but as the mural began to reach completion, I thought it better to reduce their color.
BENTON: When I came out of the Navy after the First World War, I made up my mind that I wasn't going to be just a studio painter, a pattern maker in the fashion then dominating the art world--as it still does.
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 Thomas Hart Benton . Timeline | PBS
Thomas Hart Benton is born in Neosho, Missouri; he is named for his uncle, Senator Thomas Hart Benton.
Benton travels to Paris to study art; returns to Missouri but is quickly sent to New York where he struggles to find his artistic voice.
Benton returns again to Missouri to tend to his dying father; has renewed interest in the American countryside and in "Americana" finds the focus that will define his art.
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 Independence and the Opening of the West-Thomas Hart Benton
Thomas Hart Benton, an American Regionalist artist, was born in Neosho, Missouri in 1889.
Benton was treated to an extensive education that involved many travels.
Benton began work on the mural in early 1960, three years after the founding of the Truman Library.
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 Thomas Hart Benton Home
Reflections of Thomas Hart Benton's life are present in both his home and his paintings.
Benton moved to Kansas City in 1939 after pursuing art instruction in Chicago and Paris, serving a brief stretch in the Navy and teaching in New York City.
Benton converted half of the carriage house into his art studio, which remains as he left it, with coffee cans full of paintbrushes, numberous paints and a stretched canvas waiting to be transformed into another of his masterpieces.
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 Arts of Life in America
Thomas Hart Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri, and as a small boy absorbed the life of the western frontier.
Benton had a fascinating working method, and was a controversial figure in the world of mural art, often in public conflict with others.
The accompanying 32 page brochure contained an essay by Benton - a rare opportunity to read an artist's thoughts on his work at the time it was made public.
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 Thomas Hart  Benton 
Country : US Thomas Hart Benton was born in Neosha, Missouri, the great-nephew of the American politician and statesman after whom he was named.
Benton's figure drawing was accessible, often cartoon-like; his compositions were energetic and active; and his colors were rich.
In 1934, when a Benton portrait was featured on the cover of "Time" magazine, both Benton and his Regionalism started catching the attention of a much larger public.
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 Thomas Hart Benton The Caldwell Gallery
Benton's paintings reflect a Realist attitude meant to be a reminder of the strength of the American people with a dynamic, changing character.
In the 1920s he developed his style of jerky figured, long limbed bodies in muralistic settings, which were meant to draw viewers into a powerful narrative.
In 1942 Benton produced an anti-fascist series called "The Year of the Peril" that were reproduced by the U.S. government on stamps, cards and posters.
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The son of a U.S. Congressman and the grandson of a U.S. Senator, it is no surprise that Thomas Hart Benton was influenced by American politics and the American scene.
Benton and his wife moved to Kansas City in 1935 (where Benton taught his most famous pupil, Jackson Pollock).
Thomas Hart Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri, and named for a great uncle and early United States Senator.
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 Thomas Hart Benton with his wife Rita   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Born in the Midwest, Benton received his formal training at the Art Institute of Chicago and, after 1909, at the Académie Julian in Paris.
Benton's own distinctive style emerged only after he became a draftsman in the navy in 1919.
This double portrait, painted the year the artist and his wife, Rita Piacenza Benton, were married, depicts the couple on South Beach, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
www.npg.si.edu /exh/brush/benton.htm   (139 words)

 "Past Masters: Thomas Hart Benton" - Gallery Walk Guide, July 2004
Born in Neosho, Mo., Benton was the son of a United States Congressman and grandnephew of a famous senator.
In 1918, Benton was employed as a draftsman at the Norfolk, Va., Naval Base, and his attention turned to more realistic themes that reflected his rural and small-town background.
An articulate spokesman for the regionalist point of view, Benton remained an outspoken critic of Parisian "modernism"; contrary to common belief, he regarded his histories as nonpolitical in nature, and he was scathing in his criticism of "social realists" who saddled their art with specific causes.
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 artist america Thomas Hart Benton
The first installment of this work was published in 1937, but Benton continued his life story in chapters added to editions published in 1951 and 1968.
Although Benton is most famous as a regionalist painter and muralist, his complex and fascinating career brought him into contact with many of the most important artists and thinkers of the century, including Jackson Pollock, Grant Wood, Julian Huxley, Felix Frankfurter, Eugene Debbs, John Reed, and Harry Truman.
Critics on the Left were not his only opponents, however, and equally revealing are his responses to the moral condemnations heaped on his murals done for the states of Indiana and Missouri and on his realistic nudes of the late 1930s.
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