Benton and art during wartime

Thomas Hart Benton, Harbor Scene
What does war look like through the eyes of an artist like Thomas Hart Benton?
That question is the focus of an exhibit at the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, and is the topic of discussion in a recent podcast from Missouri radio station KBIA.  Host Raymond Stern and two panelists look at the symbolism and imagery of art during wartime, particularly Benton’s series of Navy watercolors.
Above Image: Harbor Scene, Norfolk, 1918, watercolor, 10 x 14 1/2 signed lower left “Benton”.  View on Kiechel Fine Art.

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