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The Regionalist Thomas Hart Benton, like John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood, consciously rejected abstraction in the 1920s and 1930s and developed a narrative style. His primary subject matter was American social history, and his art contained an element of nostalgia for the past. Benton was most...

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Inscription

Lower right: Benton '46

Provenance

The artist; with Richard Morrison, 1946; to MFA, 1946, purchased for $2,000.

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

Copyright

Art © T.H. Benton and R.P. Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

1946

Dimensions

76.2 x 93.98 cm (30 x 37 in.)

Accession Number

46.1456

Medium or Technique

Oil and tempera on gessoed panel

Collections

Americas

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