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The Resource Thomas Hart Benton : a life, Justin Wolff

Thomas Hart Benton : a life, Justin Wolff

Label
Thomas Hart Benton : a life
Title
Thomas Hart Benton
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Justin Wolff
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in Missouri at the end of the nineteenth century, Thomas Hart Benton would become America's most notorious and celebrated painter. The first artist to make the cover of Time, he was a true original: an heir to both the rollicking populism of his father's political family and the quiet life of his Appalachian grandfather. In his twenties, he would find his calling in New York, where he was drawn to memories of his small-town youth--and to visions of the American scene. By the mid-1930s, his heroic murals were featured in statehouses, universities, and museums. Yet even as the nation learned his name, he was often scorned by critics and political commentators. Benton was quick to fight back, but the widespread backlash had an impact--and foreshadowed many of the artistic debates that would dominate the coming decades. This definitive biography places Benton in the context of his historical moment--as well as in the landscapes and cultural circles that inspired him.--From publisher description
Summary
Born in Missouri at the end of the nineteenth century, Thomas Hart Benton would become America's most notorious and celebrated painter. The first artist to make the cover of Time, he was a true original: an heir to both the rollicking populism of his father's political family and the quiet life of his Appalachian grandfather. In his twenties, he would find his calling in New York, where he was drawn to memories of his small-town youth--and to visions of the American scene. By the mid-1930s, his heroic murals were featured in statehouses, universities, and museums. Yet even as the nation learned his name, he was often scorned by critics and political commentators. Benton was quick to fight back, but the widespread backlash had an impact--and foreshadowed many of the artistic debates that would dominate the coming decades. This definitive biography places Benton in the context of his historical moment--as well as in the landscapes and cultural circles that inspired him.--From publisher description
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10075531
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 759.13
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Thomas Hart Benton : a life, Justin Wolff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-380) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Before New York. Neosho -- Washington, D.C. -- Joplin -- Chicago -- Paris -- In New York. Experiments -- Experiences -- Expressions -- After New York. At work -- Afield -- At war -- Epilogue. At ease
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 400 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374199876
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011034925
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn740626996
Label
Thomas Hart Benton : a life, Justin Wolff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-380) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Before New York. Neosho -- Washington, D.C. -- Joplin -- Chicago -- Paris -- In New York. Experiments -- Experiences -- Expressions -- After New York. At work -- Afield -- At war -- Epilogue. At ease
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 400 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374199876
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011034925
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn740626996

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