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Thomas Hart Benton papers, 1906-1975

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Creator:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975
Subject:
Craven, Thomas
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton
Pollock, Jackson
Wood, Grant
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
ca. 600 items (on 4 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Biographical material; an interview with Benton concerning his Truman Library mural; correspondence, including many illustrated letters to his parents written while he was in school, studying in Paris, and in the Navy in Virginia; a letter from Thomas Craven and one from Stanton Macdonald-Wright; manuscripts, including "An American in Art," "An Artist in America," "Death of Grant Wood," "American Regionalism," "Life in Paris," "The Intimate Story," "Politics," and notes on Jackson Pollock; notes and notebooks containing writings; a handwritten manuscript of his speech at the dedication of his Truman Library mural; a few sketches and plates of his illustration for TOM SAWYER; a catalog, printed articles by Benton, and clippings; research material; and a photograph of Benton.
Citation:
Thomas Hart Benton papers, 1906-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 2325-2328 available for use at Archives of American Art offices only.
Location of Originals:
Originals in possession of Thomas Hart Benton and Rita P. Benton testamentary trusts.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
American regionalist painter; Kansas City, Mo.
Provenance:
Lent 1980 by Benton Testamentary Trusts, Lyman Field, trustee.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Art, Regional
Mural painting and decoration
Painters
Regionalism
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8882
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211067
AAA_collcode_bentthom
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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