March 27, 2020 - June 30, 2020
American Masters: Art of the 20th – 21st CenturiesView the Exhibition →
April 11, 2017 - May 27, 2017
American Masters: Art of the 19th – 21st CenturiesView the Exhibition →
April 16, 2010 - June 5, 2010
American Masters: Art of the 19th, 20th, & 21st CenturiesView the Exhibition →
Thomas Hart Benton was the leading advocate of Regionalism, a movement characterized by its celebration of rural America. Together with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, Benton was catapulted to fame in 1934 following the group’s first exhibition together titled American Painting Since Whistler at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1933.
Benton is known for his portrayal of romanticized small-town scenes, which reflected his belief that art should be accessible to the average person, and his use of bold color and undulating forms. His style combined elements of modernism and realism to create something uniquely his own.
Benton’s work is in several public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Exhibitions with Somerville Manning Gallery
2020 American Masters: Art of the 20th – 21st Centuries
2017 American Masters: Art of the 19th – 21st Centuries
2010 American Masters: Art of the 19th, 20th, & 21st Centuries