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ID: 500005998
 
Record Type: Person
Benton, Thomas Hart (American painter, illustrator, and lithographer, 1889-1975)

Note: Benton was educated at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Académie Julian in Paris. While in Paris he met artists such as Diego Rivera and Stanford Macdonald-Wright, who influenced his sensibilities. Benton moved to New York City ca. 1912 where he began exhibiting his works (then reminiscent of Synchromism), and fell under the influence of Marxism. In the early 1920s, his work began exploring American narrative themes utilizing highly stylized figurations and backgrounds. By the 30s, Benton was considered a Regionalist, and had been commissioned to paint the first of many murals, which spawned controversy because of their politics. Benton left New York City in 1935 and continued to paint socially conscious murals until the 1960s. American artist, born Mo.

Names:
Benton, Thomas Hart (preferred,V,index,LC,O)
Thomas Hart Benton (V,display)
Benton, Tom (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
muralist
illustrator
printmaker
engraver (printmaker)
lithographer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Neosho (Newton county, Missouri, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Kansas City (Jackson county, Missouri, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
fellow student of ....  Calder, Alexander  Art Students League
..............................  (American sculptor, painter, and designer, 1898-1976) [500007824]
teacher of ....  Edie, Stuart Carson  
..................  (American painter, 1908-1974) [500029022]
teacher of ....  Feeley, Paul Terence  
..................  (American painter, sculptor, and draftsman, 1910-1966) [500001039]
teacher of ....  Goodman, Bertram  
..................  (American painter and engraver, 1904-1988) [500053864]
teacher of ....  Palmer, William Charles  1924-1926
..................  (American painter, 1906-1987) [500017363]
teacher of ....  Pollock, Jackson  
..................  (American painter and engraver, 1912-1956) [500015134]
teacher of ....  Porter, Fairfield  
..................  (American painter and lithographer, 1907-1975) [500032358]
teacher of ....  Tolegian, Manuel Jerair  
..................  (American painter and muralist, 1911-1983) [500041108]
teacher of ....  Vorst, Joseph Paul  
..................  (German and American painter, muralist, and lithographer, 1897-1947) [500336282]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Benton, Thomas Hart (I)

Biographies:
(American painter, illustrator, and lithographer, 1889-1975) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American artist, contemporary) ..... [AVERY]
(artist, 1889-1975) ..... [GRL]
(American painter, 1889-1975) ..... [Grove Art]
(American artist, 1889-1975) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Engraver, 1889-1975) ..... [WCI]
(American painter, 1889-1975) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, 1889-) ..... [WCP]
(American painter, 1889-1975) ..... [PROV]
(American, 1889-1975) ..... [GRLPSC]
(American painter, 1889-1975) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Benton, Thomas Hart ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.......................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
.......................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
.......................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.......................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79055187
.......................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 79055187 accessed 21 April 2005
.......................................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 48
.......................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Benton, Tom ........ [GRL, VP]
........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79055187
........................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) accessed 21 April 2005
Thomas Hart Benton ........ [PROV]
.....................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Fielding, Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, Engravers (1987)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL7999084; accessed 21 April 2005; n 79055187 accessed 21 April 2005
....................  NY Times obit. 21 Jan 1975
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 48
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Vollmer, K√ľnstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 21 April 2005
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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