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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Thomas Hart Benton
RLIN number: NXCP87-A24
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, reputation in Missouri; father's political career; trip to Joplin, early cartoonist job; Washington D.C. at turn of century; years in Paris, art movement, cafe life; populism, political and artistic; Bohemian art; capitalism and art; film work in New Jersey; effects of Armory Show; World War I naval experiences; Missouri mural; art criticism; walking tours of the South; Orozco; sculptural painting; executing a mural; New York Marxist groups, 1930s; New School mural; WPA lecture tour; homosexual influence on art world; social function of art; Joplin mural; work for Walt Disney; regionalist movement; representational artists and the War.
Extent: Transcript: 185 leaves, Tape: 3cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part III, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1972 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1889
Speaker occupation: Artist
Age at speaking: 83
Document date: 1972
Interviewer: Gallagher, Robert S.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Work Projects Administration
Locations discussed: Europe; France; Ile-de-France, France; North America; Paris, Ile-de-France, France; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Art, American; Artists; Cartography; Europe; France; Ile-de-France, France; Intellectual life--Paris (France); North America; Paris, Ile-de-France, France; U.S. Work Projects Administration; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Art and state; Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975; Mural painting and decoration--20th century--United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017989-13432