“Three Rivers South: A Story of Young Abe Lincoln”

Thomas Hart Benton, Three River's South, Young Abe Lincoln

In honor of President’s Day (only a few days late!) we’re presenting Benton’s original illustrations used for “Three Rivers South: A Story of Young Abe Lincoln” (Virginia S. Eifert, Published in 1953 by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York). The book follows Lincoln through his adventurous youth, long before he was president of the United … Continue reading

Benton as an illustrator

Thomas Hart Benton, Three River's South, Young Abe Lincoln

Benton’s skill as a “visual historian” made him an ideal illustrator and natural storyteller.  His body of work contains an impressive number of illustrations. In the 30s, The Limited Editions Club of New York asked Benton to illustrated special editions of three Mark Twain’s books.  These special editions were a part of a series matching … Continue reading