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Thomas Hart Benton  1889-1975, US

Rank (2014): 2744 – 

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Male
Painting, Mural
Social Realism, Expressionism, Synchromism



to top Most exhibitions in:

Country
USA 128
Germany 4




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Artist Rank
Grant Wood  4859 29
Edward Hopper  497 25
John Sloan  2391 24
Reginald Marsh  5011 23
Georgia O'Keeffe  536 20




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Institution
  George Krevsky Gallery, USA 7
  Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, USA 6
  MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, USA 5
  Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, USA 5
  Dallas Museum of Art, USA 5



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15.4.1889 Born in Neosho, MO (US)


19.1.1975 Died in Kansas City, MO (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 137  Please report missing Information



to top Solo shows   16


2012
   Chords of Memory: Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton - Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

2007
   Shallow Creek: Thomas Hart Benton and American Waterways - Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA
   Thomas Hart Benton: Train Wrecks and Hillbilly Songs - Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

2005
   Thomas Hart Benton and Iconic Images of the South - Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC

2004
Description and image  Thomas Hart Benton: The Arts of Life in America - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

1998
   On the Road with Thomas Hart Benton: Images of a Changing America - Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

1997
   Thomas Hart Benton: Prints, Letters, and Photographs - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

1992
   Thomas Hart Benton - Museo d'Arte di Lugano, Lugano

1990
   Thomas Hart Benton: Drawing from Life - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

1989
   Hand, Eye and Stone: The Lithographs of Thomas Hart Benton - Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX

1988
   An Intimate View: Thomas Hart Benton - The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

1986
   Thomas Hart Benton: An Intimate View - Paintings and Drawings - Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT

1982
   Benton's Bentons: Selections from the Thomas Hart Benton and Rita P. Benton Trusts - Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL

1951
   Thomas Hart Benton: Lithographs - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

1940
   Thomas Hart Benton - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

1933
   Paintings and Drawings by Thomas Hart Benton - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN

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2013
   No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection - Saint Louis University Museum of Art - SLUMA, Saint Louis, MO
   The King Collection - El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA), El Paso, TX
   Crosscurrents: A Treasury Through Time - ACA Galleries, New York City, NY
   Art in Every Home - Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
   The America of Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton - The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
   Panorama: Masters to Modern - Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York City, NY
   Building a Collection: 20th Century Masters - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Rural America - Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
   Ancestors and Archetypes - Gerald Peters Gallery - New York, New York City, NY

2012
   Traditional American Paintings - Spanierman Gallery, New York City, NY
   Our Treasures - Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
   People, Places, Things: Symbols of American Culture - Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
   Paper Band - Jason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NY
   Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties - The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
   one must know the animals - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
   Defining Modern - Gerald Peters Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   In the Field: Depression Era Works by Thomas Hart Benton and Boris Deutsch - Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
   Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
   Annual Permanent Collection Exhibition - Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
   African Americans and the American Scene, 1929–1945 - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

2011
   A Selection of Very Fine Pictures - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties - Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY
   Our Community Collects - Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
   Cubism in America - David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
   The Oregon Trail: Illustrations from Francis Parkman’s Book - Museum of Nebraska Art MONA, Kearney, NE
   Carolina Collects: 150 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from Alumni Collections - Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
   The Figure - Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
   American Masterpieces From The Batten Collection - Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

2010
   Black & White - Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA
   Reflections: Paintings of FLorida, 1865-1965 - Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL
   Inquiring Eyes: Greensboro Collects Art - Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
   Paintbox Leaves: Autumnal Inspiration from Cole to Wyeth - Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
   True Self: The Search for Identity in Modern and Contemporary Art - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
   Summer Selections 2010 - Spanierman Gallery, New York City, NY
   American Scene Prints - Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, IN
   Prints from the Great Depression: The Richard and Linda Scott Collection - The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
   Apple Pie: Symbols of Americana in MMoCA's Permanent Collection - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

2009
   Modern Life - Edward Hopper and His Time - Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam
   Open Roads and Bedside Tables: American Modernism in the Frye Collection - Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
   From Nature: Realist Works in MMoCA’s Permanent Collection - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
   Modern Life Edward Hopper und seine Zeit - Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg
   “An Adventure of the Heart” - Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
   After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism & the Midwest - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
   Modern Times: American Graphic Arts, 1900-1950 - Davison Art Center, Middletown
Description  Different Realities - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

2008
   Double Lives: American Painters as Illustrators 1850-1950 - New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
   Impressions: The Lithographic Image - Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
   The Test of Time: Highlights in American Art - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Modernidad americana. Obras de la Corcoran Gallery of Art - Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona
   Homer, Whistler, Marin and Bellows: American Prints from the Farnsworth - Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
   The sight of music - Mississippi Museum of Art MMA, Jackson, MS
Description and image  Painting in the United States: 1943-1949 - Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA
   The Head Show - Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
   Paradigms and the Unexpected: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Shey Collection - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
   20th Century Nebraska Printmakers - Museum of Nebraska Art MONA, Kearney, NE

2007
   15th Anniversary Exhibition - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Master Prints - Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
   Modernisms - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
   Regionalism - Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
   Modernisms - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
   The California Modernist Landscape Evolved - Spencer Jon Helfen Fine Arts, Beverly Hills, CA
   New Mexico - The Early Years - Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
Description  The Modern West: American Landscapes, 1890–1950 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
   Leaving a Mark: The Winston and Ada Eason Collection - Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
   A Closer Look - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Lines of Discovery: 225 Years of American Drawings - Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

2006
   Open Source - - Raum 500, Munich (closed)
Description and image  The Modern West: American Landscapes, 1890-1950 - MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Description  Il était une fois Walt Disney - Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris
   My America - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   The John and Mary Lou Paxton Collection - Nevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, NV
   A Celebration of New Works - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM

2005
   Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Continuum : 130th Anniversary of the Art Students League of New York - ACA Galleries, New York City, NY
Description  Encouraging American Genius - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
   From Albright to Zinnias - American Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Description and image  Fur, Feathers And Family - Our Relationship With Animals - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
   Town and Country: Modern Life in America - Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA

2004
   1930s: Modern American Art & Design - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   Spirit of a Nation - Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
   Coming Home - Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
   City and Country: Scenes of American Life - Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute - The Clark, Williamstown, MA

2003
   Three Visions of Rural America - Recently Acquired Works on Paper - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
   Gadgets and Gizmos - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
   American Perspectives: An Exhibition of Works on Paper - Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
   American Scenes Beween The Wars: The Fine Print - Perlman Teaching Museum, Northfield, MN
   Bridging the Border: Shared Themes in Mexican and US Art 1900 - 1950 - Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
   Artists at Work - The Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration - University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY

2002
   The History of American Printmaking - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
   Scenes Of American Life: Treasures From The Smithsonian American Art Museum - The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

2001
   Art for the Masses - Associated American Artist Prints - Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
   Past Present Future - Notions of Time in Twentieth-Century Art - Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
   Walter Anderson and His American Contemporaries - Walter Anderson Museum, Ocean Springs, MS
   Eye of Modernism - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Description  Illusions of Eden: Visions of the American Heartland - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

2000
   Elements of the North American Landscape. Works on Paper from the AMAM - The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH

1999
   Americca at Work 1945 - Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

1997
   Civil Progress: Life in Black America - Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

1995
   America Seen - The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

1994
   On Paper: Abstraction in American Art - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   Counterpoints: American Art, 1930-1945 - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1992
   Adam & Eve - Museum of Modern Art Saitama, Saitama
   The WPA Era: Urban Views & Visions - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1990
   Figures of Speech: Social Realism of the WPA Era - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1989
   A Selection of Twentieth Century American Art - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1984
   Early Abstract - Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, TX

1983
   American Still Life: 1945–1983 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1982
   Realism to Abstraction: - Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, TX

1981
   America 20er-40er Jahre Amerikanischer Realismus - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg

1980
   A History of American Art Through Printmaking - Missoula Art Museum MAM, Missoula, MT

1979
   Art, Inc. - American Paintings From Corporate Collections - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN

1978
   American Drawing - 1927-1977 - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

1975
   Points of View - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1974
   American Prints: 1913-1963 - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1955
   Ten American Collectors - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1945
   58th Annual Exhibition Of Contemporary American Paintings - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN

1944
   Contemporary American Paintings - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN

1943
   Living American Painters - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN

1937
   Paintings for Paris - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1936
   Water Colors by Thomas Hart Benton and John Steuart Curry - Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO

1926
   Vier Nationen-Ausstellung - Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin

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USA

 The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX
 Aaron Galleries, Chicago, IL
 Lost Art Gallery, Gainesville, FL
 Sanford Smith Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA
 Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE
 James Goodman Gallery, New York City, NY
 James Graham & Sons, New York City, NY
 Harris Schrank Fine Prints, New York City, NY
 Levis Fine Art, Ossining, NY
 George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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Canada

 The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
 National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON

USA

 The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
 Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
 Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
 Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX
 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
 MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
 Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
 Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
 Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
 Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia, MO
 Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
 Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
 El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA), El Paso, TX
 Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
 Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham
 Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
 Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN
 Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
 Mississippi Museum of Art MMA, Jackson, MS
 Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL
 Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
 Museum of Nebraska Art MONA, Kearney, NE
 University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
 Samek Art Gallery , Lewisburg, PA
 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
 Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA
 MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
 Wisconsin Union Galleries, Madison, WI
 Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
 Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
 New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
 AXA Gallery (fromer Equitable Gallery), New York City, NY
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
 MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
 Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME
 Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
 Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
 Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
 Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
 Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
 Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
 The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
 Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
 The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
 Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
 Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
 South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
 Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN
 Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
 ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
 Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN
 Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN
 The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
 Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
 Art Gallery at University of Saint Josep, West Hartford, CT
 The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, FL

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