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Artist in focus: Thomas Hart Benton

In-gallery talk


● Cancelled

Tuesday 4 April 2017
2.30 — 2.45pm

Part of our

America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s

events programme
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Thomas Hart Benton, Cotton Pickers (detail), 1945.

Oil on canvas. 81.3 x 121.9 cm. Prior bequest of Alexander Stewart; Centennial Major Acquisitions Income and Wesley M. Dixon Jr. funds; Roger and J. Peter McCormick Endowments; prior acquisition of the George F. Harding © Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/VAGA, NY/DACS, London 2016.

Explore the work of Thomas Hart Benton, a painter and muralist who was at the very forefront of the Regionalist art movement.

Join the Royal Academy’s Head of Learning, Beth Schneider, as she explores the thematic content of Thomas Hart Benton’s works. Benton was a highly patronised and acclaimed artist who depicted the people and culture of the American Midwest. Known for his fluid, sculpted figures, he portrayed everyday people in scenes of ordinary life at a time of great social change and economic anxiety. Join us for this in-gallery talk that will explore one of the great regionalist painters of the 1930s.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Tuesday 4 April 2017

2.30 — 2.45pm

Meet on the Sackler Landing, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free with exhibition ticket. No booking required.