Thomas Hart Benton

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Thomas Hart Benton is nationally recognized as one of the leading Regionalist painters. His work has been included in museum collections across the country.    
     

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
, St. Joseph, Missouri
Arizona State University Art Museum
, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, Arizona
Art Institute of Chicago
, Chicago, Illinois
Brandywine River Museum
, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Brooklyn Museum
, New York City, New York
Burchfield-Penney Art Center
, Buffalo, New York
Butler Institute of American Art
, Youngstown, Ohio
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Institute
, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
Chrysler Museum of Art,
Norfolk, Virginia
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, Ohio
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Corcoran Gallery of Art
, Washington, D.C.
Coutts Memorial Museum of Art
, El Dorado, Kansas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
, Bentonville, Arkansas
Dallas Museum of Art
, Dallas, Texas
De Young Museum
, San Francisco, California
Denver Art Museum
, Denver, Colorado
Figge Museum of Art
, Davenport, Iowa
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Indianapolis, Indiana
Frederick R Weisman Art Museum
, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
George Walter Vincent Smith Museum
, Springfield, Massachusetts
Georgia Museum of Art
, The University Of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, CUNY
, Flushing, New York
Great Plains Art Museum
, Lincoln, Nebraksa
Greenville County Museum of Art
, Greenville, South Carolina
Harvard University Art Museum
, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art
, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York;
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
Hunter Museum of American Art
, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Hutchinson Art Center
, Hutchinson, Kansas
Indianapolis Museum of Art
, Indianapolis, Indiana
Jack S Blanton Museum of Art
, University of Texas, Austin, Texasa
Joslyn Art Museum
, Omaha, Nebraska
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
, Kansas City, Missouri
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
, Laurel, Mississippi
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
, Los Angeles, California
Lowe Art Museum
, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Maier Museum of Art
, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum
, San Antonio, Texas
Mead Art Museum
, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Memorial Art Gallery
, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art
, New York City, New York
Michael C Carlos Museum
, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Minnesota Museum of American Art
, St. Paul, Minnesota
Mulvane Art Museum
, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia
, Columbia, Missouri
Museum of Fine Arts
, Boston, Massachusetts;
Museum of Fine Arts
, Springfield, Massachusetts
Museum of Modern Art
, New York City, New York
Museum of Nebraska Art
, Kearney, Nebraska
Muskegon Museum of Art
, Muskegon, Michigan
National Academy of Design Museum
, New York City, New York
National Gallery of Art
, Washington, D.C.
National Portrait Gallery
, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
, Kansas City, Missouri
New Britain Museum of American Art
, New Britain, Connecticut
New Jersey State Museum
, Trenton, New Jersey
New York University Collection/Grey Art Gallery
, New York City, New York
North Carolina Museum of Art
, Raleigh, North Carolina
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
, Ogunquit, Maine
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Paine Art Center
, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
, Canyon, Texas
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pensacola Museum Of Art
, Pensacola, Florida
Philadelphia Museum of Art
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix Art Museum
, Phoenix, Arizona
Reynolda House-Museum of American Art
, Salem, North Carolina
Robert Hull Fleming Museum
, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Saint Joseph College Art Gallery
, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut
San Diego Museum of Art
, San Diego, California
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
, Lincoln, Nebraksa
Sheldon Swope Art Museum
, Terre Haute, Indiana
Sioux City Art Center
, Des Moines, Iowa
Smith College Museum of Art
, Northampton, Massachusetts
Smithsonian American Art Museum
, Washington, D.C.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
, New York City, New York
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
, Saint Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania
Spencer Museum of Art
, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Springfield Art Museum
, Springfield, Missouri
Springfield Museum of Art
, Springfield, Ohio
St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University Of Missouri
, St Louis, Missouri
St. Louis University High School
, St. Louis, Missouri
Tampa Museum of Art
, Tampa, Florida
The Arkansas Arts Center
, Little Rock, Arkansas
The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie
, Canajoharie, New York
The Art Museum
, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
The Baltimore Museum of Art
, Baltimore, Maryland
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
, Brooklyn, New York
The Columbus Museum of Art-Ohio
, Columbus, Ohio
The Columbus Museum-Georgia
, Columbus, Georgia
The Cummer Museum Of Art & Gardens
, Jacksonville, FL
The Currier Museum of Art
, Manchester, New Hampshire
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
The Grace Museum
, Abilene, Texas
The Hickory Museum of Art
, Hickory, North Carolina
The Huntington Library & Gallery
, San Marino, California
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
, Sarasota, Florida
The Navy Museum-US Navy Art Collection
, Washington, D.C.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
, Kansas City, Missouri
The Old Jail Art Center
, Albany, Texas
The Philbrook Museum of Art, Inc.
, Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Saint Louis Art Museum
, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio
, Kansas City, Missouri
The University of Arizona Museum of Art
, Tucson, Arizona
The University of Michigan Museum of Art
, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
, Hagerstown, Maryland
University of Wyoming Art Museum
, Laramie, Wyoming
U.S. Library of Congress
, Washington, D.C.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
, Hartford, Connecticut
Whitney Museum of American Art
, New York City, New York
Wichita Art Museum
, Wichita, Kansas
Williams College Museum of Art
, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Wright Museum of Art
, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin
Yale University Art Gallery
, New Haven, Connecticut

 

REFERENCES

Adams, Henry (1989). Thomas Hart Benton: An American Original. New

York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Adams, Henry (1990). Thomas Hart Benton: Drawing from Life. Seattle,

Washtington: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington. 

Adams, Henry (2009). Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Baigell, Matthew (1975). Thomas Hart Benton. New York: Harry N. Abrams,

Incorporated.

Benton, Thomas Hart (1983). An Artist in America. Columbia, Missouri: University

of Missouri Press.

Benton, Thomas Hart (1969). An American in Art: A Professional and

Technical Autobiography. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.

Berardi, Marianne (1993). Under the Influence: The Students of Thomas Hart

Benton. St. Joseph, Missouri: The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.

Fath, Creekmore (1969). The Lithographs of Thomas Hart Benton. Austin,

Texas: University of Texas Press.

Gruber, J. Richard (1998). Thomas Hart Benton and the American South.

Augusta, Georgia: Morris Museum of Art.

Marling, Karal Ann (1985). Tom Benton and His Drawings. Columbia,

Missouri: University of Missouri Press.

 

 

BOOKS ILLUSTRATED BY BENTON

Eifert, Virginia S. (1954). Three Rivers South: The Story of Young Abe Lincoln. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company.

Enslow, Ella (1935). Schoolhouse in the Foothills. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Franklin, Benjamin (1944). The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Selections from his Writings. New York:

The Illustrated Modern Library

Huberman, Leo (1947). We, The People. New York: Harper

Parkman, Francis (1946). Oregon Trail. Doubleday, Doran and Company.

Riggs, Lynn (1930). Green Grow the Lilacs. Norwalk, Connecticut: The Heritage Press.

Stuart, Jesse (1943). Taps for Private Tussie. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.

Twain, Mark (1944). Life on the Mississippi. New York: Heritage Press.

 

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

New Britain Museum of Art:

"The Murals of Thomas Hart Benton"
"A Glimpse of the Five Major Panels"
"Thomas Hart Benton Biography"

PBS Special:

"Benton Timeline". Thomas Hart Benton by Ken Burns. PBS. 1988.

Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historical Site

Art Treasures of Nebraska: Thomas Hart Benton

 


Download the Dec. 1934 Time article that first highlighted the Regionalist art movement.