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Images by Thomas Hart Benton, licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

The first major exhibition in more than 25 years to feature the life and works of the renowned American painter Thomas Hart Benton (1889¬1975), American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood explores the previously overlooked relationship between Benton’s art and movie making.

Benton’s associations with the film industry began on the silent film sets of Fort Lee, New Jersey - the first “Hollywood” - and extended to an intimate career-long association with Hollywood’s movers and shakers.

Benton’s awareness that movies were the best and most popular means of telling American tales inspired a signature artistic style that melded centuries-old traditions with movie-production techniques to create images that appealed to a broad range of Americans.

The exhibition brings together nearly 100 works by Benton, including more than 30 of his paintings and murals, as well as a selection of his drawings, prints, and illustrated books in juxtaposition with scenes from some of Hollywood’s greatest films.

The first major exhibition in more than 25 years to feature the life and works of the renowned American painter Thomas Hart Benton (1889¬1975), American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood explores the previously overlooked relationship between Benton’s art and movie making.

Benton’s associations with the film industry began on the silent film sets of Fort Lee, New Jersey - the first “Hollywood” - and extended to an intimate career-long association with Hollywood’s movers and shakers.

Benton’s awareness that movies were the best and most popular means of telling American tales inspired a signature artistic style that melded centuries-old traditions with movie-production techniques to create images that appealed to a broad range of Americans.

The exhibition brings together nearly 100 works by Benton, including more than 30 of his paintings and murals, as well as a selection of his drawings, prints, and illustrated books in juxtaposition with scenes from some of Hollywood’s greatest films.

The first major exhibition in more than 25 years to feature the life and works of the renowned American painter Thomas Hart Benton (1889¬1975), American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood explores the previously overlooked relationship between Benton’s art and movie making.

Benton’s associations with the film industry began on the silent film sets of Fort Lee, New Jersey - the first “Hollywood” - and extended to an intimate career-long association with Hollywood’s movers and shakers.

Benton’s awareness that movies were the best and most popular means of telling American tales inspired a signature artistic style that melded centuries-old traditions with movie-production techniques to create images that appealed to a broad range of Americans.

The exhibition brings together nearly 100 works by Benton, including more than 30 of his paintings and murals, as well as a selection of his drawings, prints, and illustrated books in juxtaposition with scenes from some of Hollywood’s greatest films.

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WHERE

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
http://www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/american-epics-thomas-hart-benton-and-hollywood-0

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