Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)

Hiro Fine Art is interested in purchasing artwork by Thomas Hart Benton.

Thomas Benton was an important and vital member of the American Scene movement, capturing uniquely American and Missourian subject matter and a unique style. He worked in the regionalist genre, using both modernism and realism, creating murals, landscapes, and portraits. He studied in Chicago and Paris before moving to New York, where he experimented with Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Synchromism. His time in the Navy led him to create American Scene realist paintings. Many murals were commissioned for Benton, including respected opportunities such as for the Federal Art Projects. Earlier in his career he taught at the Art Students League, influencing the gesture of Jackson Pollock. Benton’s involvement in art based on abstraction was replaced by form through color and his need for expressing physical surroundings and the ordinary person, exemplifying American life.