Benton in the News: August 26 – September 9

Benton in the News is a biweekly feature highlighting exhibitions, sales, and recent news clips about the artist.  To submit news items, email

Paintings from Jack Warner’s collection will be on view at the University of Pennsylvania.  The Warner collection focuses on American art, particularly George Washington imagery, the Hudson River movement, Winslow Homer, American impressionism, and art of the South.  Benton’s Choppin’ Cotton is included in the exhibition.  Read more.

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the Winston Churchill Museum, Fulton, Missouri, will have a temporary exhibition of Benton’s Navy Art, on display September 19 – November 1.

Dr. Henry Adams, author of “Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock” spoke about his book at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, on September 8.  His book explores Benton’s role as both a teacher and father figure in Pollock’s life.  Read more about the book.

Defining America: Images of the 20th Century opens at Kiechel Fine Art September 23.  Defining America pairs heroic scenes of American history with intimate insights into artists’ private lives.  Three paintings by Benton will be featured: The Lumber Mill, The Flood, and Strike.  A catalogue will accompany the show.  Read more.

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