Thomas Hart Benton image source
During the Depression, Benton believed in showcasing Americans that reflected the real heartland of our country; rural USA. With this idea in mind, Benton and other artists such as Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry pioneered the Regionalist movement. Regionalism depicted images of rural life in America. His involvement in the regionalist movement landed Benton a color cover of Time Magazine.
Some of Benton's drawings are currently on display as part of the Resilience exhibits.
Closing May 27, 2012
Below is a video highlighting some of Benton's most famous works.