Thomas Hart Benton

Famous Artist

Biographical

Thomas Hart Benton was born on April 15, 1889 in Neosho, Mo.Thomas was the oldest of Maecenas Eason and Elizabeth Benton. After studying in Chicago and paris,Thomas returned to the US in 1912 and settled in New York. Rita Piacenza, the women Thomas Hart Benton met in 1917 and then married her 5 years later. In 1962 Thomas Hart Benton's home town of Neosho, held a celebration in his honor, Benton was escorted to the proceedings by president Harry S Truman, himself a Mo native and admirer of thomas´s work.

Contubutions

Thomas Hart Benton wanted to go to art school but instead his father sent him to military school in upper Alton Illinois. By the spring of 1907, Thomas had persuaded his father to let him study painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1908 Thomas Hart Benton persuaded his parents to send him to Paris. In 1923-1924 Thomas finishes five panels of the mural American Historical Epic exhibits them at the Architectural League, New York. In 1925-1926 Thomas Hart Benton completes 2nd chapter of panels. Probably the biggest controversies in Benton's career surrounded the mural he did for the missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.


Thomas Hart Bentons Character Traits

Thomas Hart Benton is a hard worker because he finished five panels of a mural at a time. Next, he is a hard worker also because he completed a set of eight murals. Finally, he completed murals for the state capitol in Jefferson City. Thomas Hart benton doesn't give up easily. First, Thomas wanted to go to art school and his father said no. Then, he finally persuaded his parents to send him to paris. Last, Thomas persuaded his father to send him to the Art Institute of Chicago.