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Doyle

Sheet14 3/8 x 11 1/8 inches; 365 x 283 mm.

from the edition of approximately 13, with full margins, unframed.

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Signed in pencil

One of the central artists associated with the American Regionalism movement, Thomas Hart Benton strayed from the modernist trend toward abstraction in favor of a more representational, though stylized, approach. A native of the American Midwest, Benton made paintings and drawings depicting the realities of agrarian life and the pressures of industrialization. Benton regularly incorporated quintessentially American icons of progress in his images, including railroads, cars, and factories. Benton’s treatment of this subject matter points to an underlying social commentary on the tension between rural and city life and the disparity between idealized imagery and harsh reality.

Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2020
Traveling America: East to MidwestDebra Force Fine Art
2019
19th and 20th Century American ArtDebra Force Fine Art
Thomas Hart BentonMenconi+Schoelkopf
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OLD MAN READING (FATH 44), 1941

Lithograph
10 × 12 1/8 in
25.4 × 30.8 cm
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D
Doyle

Sheet14 3/8 x 11 1/8 inches; 365 x 283 mm.

from the edition of approximately 13, with full margins, …

Medium
Signature
Signed in pencil

One of the central artists associated with the American Regionalism movement, Thomas Hart Benton strayed from the modernist trend toward abstraction in favor of a more representational, though stylized, approach. A native of the American Midwest, Benton made paintings and drawings depicting the realities of agrarian life and the pressures of industrialization. Benton regularly incorporated quintessentially American icons of progress in his images, including railroads, cars, and factories. Benton’s treatment of this subject matter points to an underlying social commentary on the tension between rural and city life and the disparity between idealized imagery and harsh reality.

Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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