Bust of Thomas Hart Benton

Bust of Thomas Hart Benton
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17187
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1860-1949
Artist Nationality: 
British
Object Type: 
Details: 
This sculpture is a teak wood bust of Thomas Hart Benton on a wooden pedestal.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
8 inches
Width: 
11 inches
Height: 
14.75 inches
Description: 

This bust of Missouri native Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) renders the artist in his last years. Coe's articulate rendering of Benton's facial dimensions, with eyes deep-set beneath a furrowed brow, accurately achieves the intense gaze with which Benton is often pictured. Being from a mostly rural southwestern Missouri, Benton is most known for his mural paintings depicting the lives of working-class people. To date, he is regarded as one of the greatest American painters of the 20th century.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes