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.
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).
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.