Biography of Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton – American artist, was born in Neosho, Missouri. He is the grand-nephew of Senator Thomas Hart Benton, the son of congressman patron E. Benton.

In 1906, 1907 in his biography Benton attended the Institute of Art of Chicago. At the age of 19, Thomas moved to Paris, where he stayed for five years. To return to the US, he came up with films, managed an art gallery, continued to draw.

Benton also practiced frescoes, becoming widely known in 1930-1940 thanks to this direction of art. In the biography of Thomas Hart Benton, murals were created for the New School, the Whitney Museum. He also performed murals for the building of the legislature of Missouri in Jefferson City, the postal service, the Department of Justice in Washington.

Benton’s mastery was marked by the staging of American themes. His style of work is strict, strong in colors. As for the rhythmicity of the lines, Benton’s work is persistent and boring. The work “July Hay” is in the museum “Metropolitan”. In addition, the biography of Thomas Benton is known as the history of the teacher of painting in several colleges, art schools.

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Biography of Thomas Hart Benton