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Thomas Hart Benton : a life

Author: Justin P Wolff; Thomas Hart Benton
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Born in Missouri at the end of the nineteenth century, Thomas Hart Benton would become America's most notorious and celebrated painter. The first artist to make the cover of Time, he was a true original: an heir to both the rollicking populism of his father's political family and the quiet life of his Appalachian grandfather. In his twenties, he would find his calling in New York, where he was drawn to memories of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas Hart Benton; Thomas Hart Benton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin P Wolff; Thomas Hart Benton
ISBN: 9780374199876 0374199876
OCLC Number: 740626996
Description: xii, 400 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Before New York. Neosho --
Washington, D.C. --
Joplin --
Chicago --
Paris --
In New York. Experiments --
Experiences --
Expressions --
After New York. At work --
Afield --
At war --
Epilogue. At ease.
Responsibility: Justin Wolff.

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Born in Missouri at the end of the nineteenth century, Thomas Hart Benton would become America's most notorious and celebrated painter. The first artist to make the cover of Time, he was a true original: an heir to both the rollicking populism of his father's political family and the quiet life of his Appalachian grandfather. In his twenties, he would find his calling in New York, where he was drawn to memories of his small-town youth--and to visions of the American scene. By the mid-1930s, his heroic murals were featured in statehouses, universities, and museums. Yet even as the nation learned his name, he was often scorned by critics and political commentators. Benton was quick to fight back, but the widespread backlash had an impact--and foreshadowed many of the artistic debates that would dominate the coming decades. This definitive biography places Benton in the context of his historical moment--as well as in the landscapes and cultural circles that inspired him.--From publisher description.

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