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Thomas Hart Benton
1889-1975
Artist Biography
Acquisition Number: 78.34
Medium: Lithograph on paper
Size: 12 7/8" x 19 3/4"
Date: 1972
Credit: Purchased by the Canton Museum of Art

Benton believed that the American people needed to be reminded of their strengths, and his artwork depicted nostalgic rural American life in the Midwest. He said, “I have wanted more than anything else to make pictures, the imagery of which would carry unmistakably American meanings for Americans and for as many of them as possible.”