Thomas Hart Benton


Artist Thomas Hart Benton was one of the leaders of the American Regionalism art movement. He, Grant Wood, and John Curry changed how people viewed art subjects. These artists painted everyday people representing the American way of life. Artist Thomas Hart Benton’s The Sources of Country Music is one of his most recognized murals. Other memorable works are America TodayIndiana Murals, and Persephone.

Benton attended the Art Institute of Chicago and studied in Paris. Thomas Hart Benton’s prints illustrate American life in the West and South. His subjects were often farm workers, factory employees, and home-and-hearth scenes. Many consider him the leader of the American Regionalism Movement. Thomas Hart Benton’s artwork contrasted light and dark and used intense colors to express movement. Explore other fascinating landscape prints for sale online to include in your home gallery.  

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Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), "Threshing," 1941

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

Past Lots

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), "After the Blow", 1946, Lithograph on paper, Image: 9.875" H x 14" W; Sheet: 12" H x 15.25" W

Sold: $15,600

Thomas Hart Benton N.A. (1889-1975 New York, NY)

Sold: $4,887

Thomas Hart Benton, (1889-1975, Kansas City, MO), "Nebraska Evening," 1941, Lithograph on paper under glass, Image: 10" H x 13" W; Shee

Sold: $4,375

Thomas Hart Benton, (1889-1975, Kansas City, MO), "Goin' Home," 1937, Lithograph on wove paper, watermark Rives, Image: 9.375" H x 11.

Sold: $4,375