Oklahoma (The Station)

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Oklahoma (The Station)

Thomas H. Benton (American, 1889-1975)


The Regionalists of the 1930s, Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, John Steuart Curry of Kansas, and Grant Wood of Iowa, were the first recognized group of leading American painters born west of the Mississippi.

This was Benton’s first lithograph and Benton wrote that it resulted from a 1926 trip by Model T Ford from Springfield, Missouri to Taos, New Mexico.

“Lithography is a medium particularly appropriate to [Benton’s] highly individual style, and whether he has shown us Oklahoma or not, it is certain that he has shown us Benton.” — Elizabeth Luther Carey, 1930

Purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1930.


Object Information

artist
Thomas H. Benton (American, 1889-1975)
creation date
1929
materials
lithograph
dimensions
5-3/4 x 6-1/8 in. (image)
11-1/2 x 11-7/8 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
signed and dated in pencil, below image, L.R.: Benton 30 | inscribed in pencil, below image, L.L.: 15/100 | inscribed in pencil, below image, L.L.: "Oklahoma"
accession number
30.129
credit line
Daniel P. Erwin Fund
copyright
© T.H. Benton and R.P. Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/Licensed by VAGA/New York/NY
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors