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Thomas Hart Benton Research Paper

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Thomas Hart Benton is known as one of the great American painters.He used art to portray to history and current events of America. He once said "history was not a scholarly study for me but a drama 1." Growing up in Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri, my school went on yearly trips to the Capitol. On all of the trips I viewed Thomas Hart Benton's "A Social History of the State of Missouri." Benton's mural told the history of my state through bright colors and vivid portraits. The mural ignited a love of art and a love of Thomas Hart Benton. When I heard about "American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood" at Nelson Atkins Museum of Art showcasing almost one hundred of Benton's works I knew I had to see them
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