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   Thomas Hart Benton (April 15, 1889 – January 19, 1975) was an American painter and muralist. Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, he was at the forefront of the Regionalist art movement. His fluid, almost sculpted paintings showed everyday scenes of life in the United States. Though his work is perhaps best associated with the Midwest, he created scores of paintings of New York - where he lived for over 20 years, Martha’s Vineyard - where he summered for much of his adult life, the American South and the American West.

Thomas Hart Benton


Personal Details


Thomas Hart Benton

Place of birth

Neosho, Missouri

Date of Birth

April 15, 1889

Date of Death

January 19, 1975 (aged 85)





Influenced by

Jackson Pollock


Regionalism, Social Realism, American modernism, American realism, Synchronism


Museum of Modern Art


"America Today" (1930-31), "Indiana Murals" (1933), "Social History of Missouri" (1936), "Persephone" (1938-39)


   Works Of Thomas Hart Benton

Work done by Thomas Hart Benton

Work done by Thomas Hart Benton

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