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Missouri: Artists Thomas Hart Benton and George Caleb Bingham Discuss this eTheme.

These sites feature the artwork of two famous Missouri painters. Many of the works are online and are accompanied with explanations about how the paintings relate to Missouri history. Includes biographies and photos of their former Missouri homes, plus photos of Benton’s mural in the State Capitol. There is also information about the American Regionalism painting genre.

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This online encyclopedia entry includes a brief description of the artist and his work. NOTE: This site includes, banner ads, other types of ads, and sponsored links.
Read about and see images of the artist and his work at the Missouri State Capitol on this site.
Explore four pages of Benton's works. Each has a brief introduction. Click on "Next" to view more.
Look at five major panels by Benton. These panels depict the 'Arts' of everyday life - music, games, dance, and sports. Click on the "A-B" thumbnail and go forward through the list of paintings (alphabetically listed by artists' last names).
Students can learn about the painting "Independence and the Opening of the West" by Thomas Hart Benton with the vocabulary words, study questions, and background information on this site.
This lesson plan on the Oregon Trail uses selected works of Thomas Hart Benton that illustrate different aspects of pioneer life.
Read a biography of the artist, see a timeline of his career, or view clips from the documentary.
Learn about the two contending art styles that made up the American Scene Painting movement: American Regionalism (of which Thomas Hart Benton was an adherent) and its counterpart Social Realism. NOTE: This site includes ads and sponsored links.
This online encyclopedia entry includes a brief description of the artist and his work. NOTE: This site includes, banner ads, other types of ads, and sponsored links.
Read an extensive biography of the life of artist George Caleb Bihgham, and follow links to related content such as the Bingham Home and the Arrow Rock State Historic Site.
Read about the George Caleb Bingham's life in the village of Arrow Rock, Missouri .
See 59 of George Caleb Bingham's paintings from the 1830s through the 1870s. Includes commissioned portraits, pastoral scenes, river paintings, and more.
The site introduces a famous painting by Bingham called "Order Number 11."
Read about Bingham's famous painting "Boatmen on the Missouri" on this site.

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