About Thomas Hart Benton
Few artists possess the ability to capture fluid motion in a way that sacrifices nothing to detail and allows figures to jump out of the canvas and into the world. The work of Thomas Hart Benton, however, is populated with just these figures. A leader of the Regionalist art movement, Benton is known for his beautiful portrayals of flowing landscapes, usually based in the Midwest. He captures a sense of rural America that few painters are able to express in their work. His pieces cover regions as varied as the South and West, although most center on the agrarian American Midwest. Regionalism, which he was a key founder of, offers a naturalistic response to the abstraction of modernism. This can be seen throughout his work, although few pieces are strictly realist. Signed Thomas Hart Benton pieces now fetch considerable prices on the market. You can find a wide variety of his works on sale from the large inventory on eBay, where everything from prints to original works finds a new home. Thomas Hart Benton's work continues to inspire naturalist painters to this day.