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Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975)

Thomas Hart Benton was born on April 15, 1889 in Neosho, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on The United States Steel Hour (1953), Night Descends on Treasure Island (1940) and They Drew Fire (2000). He died on January 19, 1975 in Kansas City, Missouri. See full bio »

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Known For

(1956)
(1940)
They Drew Fire Art Department
(2000)
Omnibus Himself (segment "The Bentons at Home")
(1953)

Filmography

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 2000 They Drew Fire (TV Movie documentary) (artwork)
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (set designer - 1 episode)
- Tom Sawyer (1956) ... (set designer)
 1955 The Kentuckian (promotional artwork - uncredited)
 1941 Swamp Water (promotional artwork - uncredited)
 1940 The Long Voyage Home (promotional artwork - uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath (promotional artwork - uncredited)
 1940 Night Descends on Treasure Island (Short documentary) (art work)
 1914 Eve's Daughter (Short) (scenic artist - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Benton and fellow artists John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood appear on radio from the Kansas City Public Library. They discuss their works and the Regionalism, or American Scene, art movement. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on his failed attempt at collaborating with Walt Disney] Walt Disney brought me out to Hollywood in 1946 to work on a picture that would have been sort of an American operetta about the life of Davy Crockett. Well, Disney had just put up a huge modern studio and was tremendously overextended financially, and his operations were actually under the control of a big New York City bank. And ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1941 Benton was commissioned by Twentieth-Century Fox Film Corporation to do a series of lithographs portraying the habitat and main characters of their film version of Vereen Bell's "Swamp Water". See more »

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