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Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Wood, Grant  Search this
Craven, Thomas  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Middle west in art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
4 Reels, 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.
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.
Thomas Hart Benton papers, 1906-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm 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.
Biography Note:
American regionalist painter; Kansas City, Mo.
Language Note:
English .
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
Art, American -- Middle West  Search this
Regionalism  Search this
Art, Regional -- Middle West  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Middle West  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
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Art Theory and Historiography
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art