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.
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Did You Know?
[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 ...
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".