Artist and Studio
Jackson Pollock (seated R) sitting on the steps of painter Thomas Hart Benton’s summer home with Rita Benton (white hat) and author Coburn Gilman (standing) in 1937.  Alfred Eisenstaedt / Time Life Pictures via Getty Images

Jackson Pollock (seated R) sitting on the steps of painter Thomas Hart Benton’s summer home with Rita Benton (white hat) and author Coburn Gilman (standing) in 1937.  Alfred Eisenstaedt / Time Life Pictures via Getty Images

Thomas Hart Benton  © Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Thomas Hart Benton  © Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Students sketching in Thomas Hart Benton’s studio class at the Kansas City Art Institute, 1939.  photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt  © Time Inc.

Students sketching in Thomas Hart Benton’s studio class at the Kansas City Art Institute, 1939.  photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt  © Time Inc.

Thomas Hart Benton, Self-Portrait

Thomas Hart Benton, Self-Portrait

Thomas Hart Benton by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Thomas Hart Benton by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Thomas Hart Benton, 	1938, photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt  © Time Inc.
Thomas Hart Benton  -  self-portrait

Thomas Hart Benton  -  self-portrait

Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton