Title: Thomas Hart Benton
Physical Details: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Description: Shows Benton at work on sketches in preparation for a mural.
Identification on verso: KPP 1187940 RO
Portrait of the Artist(First of Five)
hard at work in his stable-turned-studio at Kansas City, Mo., famed artist Thomas Hart Benton does the preliminary work for the $60,000 mural he will create at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo. A severe critic of abstract Modern Art, the 70-year-old painter says he didn't want to do anymore murals, but the "Truman thing" seemed very important. Former President Harry S. Truman authorized the giant painting.
Credit Line (UPI photo) 5/30/59 KS
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Forms part of: Louise Bruner papers, 1945-1976
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation Information: Thomas Hart Benton, 1959. Louise Bruner papers, 1945-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 3153