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Thomas Hart Benton

[American Regionalist Painter, 1889-1975]

• Relationships: Benton's students included Jackson Pollock.
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Original works by Thomas Hart Benton available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas
Many works online

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
4 works online

Notable SiteThomas Hart Benton at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
1 work online when last checked

Notable SiteThomas Hart Benton at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
4 works by Thomas Hart Benton

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Persephone, ca.1938 (Zoom)

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Moonlight on the Osage, 1938

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Weighing Cotton

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Missouri
Custer's Last Stand, 1943

Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, New York
New England Postmaster, ca.1924

Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina
Banjo Player, 1933 (study)

Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Departure of the Joads, 1939

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Forward Pass

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Island Hay

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Boy Fishing

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
A new museum which, when we last checked, had not yet opened to the public
Ploughing It Under, 1934

Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida
June Morning, 1945

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
33 works online

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa
Page forward to see additional works

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
Down the River, lithograph, 1939

Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina
Prize Crop, ca.1940

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, New York
Flash slideshow; Click "Works on Paper" and navigate to work #6

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
The Wreck of the Ole '97, 1943

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
The Artists' Show

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
The Hailstorm, 1940

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Desert Artist, 1962

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Thomas Hart Benton in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
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Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee
Engineer's Dream, 1931

Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul

Mint Museum of Art, North Carolina
Wreck of the Ole '97

Museum of Nebraska Art at the University of Nebraska

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
Self-Portrait, 1963

Thomas Hart Benton at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
W. C. Fields, drawing, 1937

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Aaron, 1941

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Loading Corn

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
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Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Ringling Museum of Art, Florida
Interior of a Farm House

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
The Lonesome Road
The Lonesome Road
, lithograph
Threshing, lithograph

Sioux City Art Center, Iowa
County Politics, 1973

Thomas Hart Benton at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
"Director's Choice" discussion of Achelous and Hercules

Thomas Hart Benton at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
14 works online

Thomas Hart Benton at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
From "Getting the Picture: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art"

Southern Alleghenies Museum, Pennsylvania

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
3 prints online

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago
Industry (Women Spinning), 1924-27
Slaves, 1924-27

The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland
Strike, lithograph

The Huntington Library, California

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth
Prodigal Son, 1939

U.S. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Goin' Home, lithograph, 1937

U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington D.C.

U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington D.C.

University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia, Missouri
Portrait of a Musician

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Brideship (Colonial Brides), ca.1927-28

Virtual Museum of Canada
Wheat, 1967

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteThomas Hart Benton at The Athenaeum

California State University WorldImages Database

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Anthology of Modern American Poetry
The Sowers, 1942

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
Boy and Dog on the Farm

Time Magazine Cover Archive
Self-Portrait, 1934

University Art Museum at the University of California

University Art Museum at the University of California

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Thomas Hart Benton  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
City Activities with Dance Hall mural at Equitable Tower, New York City

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton: Pioneering Art in the Midwest" (2005)

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Resource Library Magazine
On the Road with Thomas Hart Benton: Images of a Changing America

Resource Library Magazine

The Art Story

Time Magazine
"Tarted Up 'Till the Eye Cries Uncle", 1989 article by Robert Hughes

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Thomas Hart Benton Watercolor & Drawing, ca.1940"

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Thomas Hart Benton Lithograph, 'County Politics,' ca.1973"

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Thomas Hart Benton Drawing, ca.1933"

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"1942 Thomas Hart Benton Lithograph, 'The Race'"

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
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