Looked at on his own terms Thomas Hart Benton is an American Master and deserves to be reconsidered.
Thomas Hart Benton
Benton’s art looks very much of its time, especially this selection of work that relates to cinema. Don’t let that fool you.
Our discussions always took the same turn. Philip Guston attempted to convince me that artists like Piero della Francesca and the cave painters of Lascaux were in the first place abstractionists.