Benton in the News: July 14 – 28

Benton in the News is a biweekly feature highlighting exhibitions, sales, and recent news clips about the artist.  To submit news items, email Chazen Art Museum opens Loaded Images: Printmaking as Persuasion, an exhibition exploring lithographs with social or political statements.  Among the prints included in the show is Prodigal Son by Benton, which … Continue reading

Construction Scene (Excavation)

Thomas Hart Benton, Construction Scene (Excavation)

Essay by Henry Adams Author of Thomas Hart Benton: An American Original I included [this drawing] in an exhibition of Benton’s best drawings organized by the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle.  At that time it was still owned by the Benton Trust.  You’ll find it reproduced in the book that accompanied this show, Thomas Hart … Continue reading

Thomas Hart Benton at Martha’s Vineyard

Thomas Hart Benton, The Lord is My Shepherd

Benton made his first trip to Martha’s Vineyard in the summer of 1920. His wife Rita invited Benton to join her, believing the country atmosphere would have a soothing effect. In Thomas Hart Benton: An American Original, Henry Adams writes: “He returned every summer to the island, and for the first half of the 1920s, … Continue reading

The Bicyclers

Thomas Hart Benton, The Bicyclers

Essay by Henry Adams Author of Thomas Hart Benton: An American Original The Bicyclers, circa 1960-61, acrylic polymer emulsion on canvas mounted on panel, 30 x 40 inches, is a well-documented example of Benton’s work that is reproduced in the monograph by Matthew Baigell, Thomas Hart Benton, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1974, plate 197. … Continue reading