May is Moms, Dads, and Grads Month!
In celebration, we are having four weeks of special offers.
To start off the month of sales, Henry Adam’s
Thomas Hart Benton: Discoveries and Interpretations is 50% off!
Use code THB16 at our website or call (800) 621-2736
Offer good for one week, May 2-8
“Unfailingly interesting, this book should be a basic text for students in American art and cultural studies. It should also be required reading for anyone interested in the history of ideas (even mistaken ones) and the tangled interfaces between art, politics, and living. The Benton who emerges here—cultivated, emotional, a bit of a hick, an aesthetic experimenter—is a new Benton, a towering figure in the history of American painting. He’s Harry Truman and an old master muralist rolled into one, a movie star and a one-man show.”—Karal Ann Marling, author of Designs on the Heart: The Homemade Art of Grandma Moses
In these provocative essays, premier Benton scholar Henry Adams examines the many aspects of Benton as an artist alongside the pitched battles of his long career: the fight that raged over the subject matter of his murals, the real reasons for his feud with the radical left and his fall from grace in the New York art world, and his tumultuous, 36-year-long love-hate relationship with the student with whom he worked most closely, another iconic artist of the 20th century, Jackson Pollock.