Talk:Thomas Hart Benton (painter)

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Untitled[edit]

There is a dispute tag on the last section with reference to the discussion page but this seems to be missing. Should the tag be removed? RFB 05:46, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

I have removed it. Still, the section's ill-fitted -- the article deserves expansion and detail. DavidOaks 02:55, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Whereabouts of The Little Fisherman by Thomas Hart Benton[edit]

At the National Museum of American Arts, the lithograph of The Little Fisherman by Thomas Hart Benton is kept. Do any experts know where the original painting The Little Fisherman is? Does anyone know whether it is missing or not? If not, what museum it is kept in? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.25.44.65 (talk) 20:28, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

style[edit]

Someone who knows the good sources (as I do not!) needs to make a section on THB's style -- it's really distinctive; heard a college prof say in lecture (therefore not easily cited) that he is without antecedents and without followers. DavidOaks (talk) 16:12, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Editing for consistency[edit]

I have reorganized the article to have Benton's early life, education, marriage and career at the beginning, where it appears in most biographies. His combination of European academic training and WWI experience were formative in his artistic career. Am editing for context (supplying indication of historic periods) as well.Parkwells (talk) 15:04, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Personality[edit]

"Justin Wolff makes clear that Thomas Hart Benton had a difficult if not volcanic personality. Among the adjectives he uses to describe him are surly, belligerent, arrogant, pugnacious, combative, gruff, inflexible, cantankerous, argumentative, churlish, cruel, and blunt." -- Terry Hartle; Thomas Hart Benton: A Life; The Christian Science Monitor (Boston); May 21, 2012. -- Jo3sampl (talk) 12:48, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Book Illustrator[edit]

While he was of course best known as a muralist, I was disappointed not to find any info in the article about his work as a book illustrator. If anybody has good source material, please add a short section on that subject. Thanks! Cgingold (talk) 00:23, 12 August 2013 (UTC)