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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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolff, Justin P
Dewey number
  • 759.13
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND237.B47
LC item number
W65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1889-1975
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Benton, Thomas Hart
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Benton, Thomas Hart
  • Benton, Thomas Hart
  • Painters
  • Painters
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Thomas Hart Benton : a life, Justin Wolff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn740626996
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 400 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374199876
Lccn
2011034925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a445930
  • (OCoLC)740626996
Label
Thomas Hart Benton : a life, Justin Wolff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn740626996
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 400 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374199876
Lccn
2011034925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a445930
  • (OCoLC)740626996

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