Thomas Hart Benton - 5 Lithograph Suite
Summer - 2018
exhibition artwork

Thomas Hart Benton, one of the most influential personages of American Regionalism, was born in 1889. Unlike some of his Regionalist colleagues, Benton received extensive training as an artist, studying at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Academie Julien in Paris. He developed his style as a proclaimed enemy of modernism and aligned himself with the Regionalist vision. The subjects of his paintings, lithographs, and prints revolved around Mid-western life, and more importantly man's struggle against technology and modernization.

In 1929, he adopted the lithograph as an artistic medium with "The Station" the first of many acclaimed and popular prints. Here we offer a suite of 5 iconic Benton lithographs dating from 1937 to 1950.