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Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889 - 1975)

June Morning

June Morning

1945
oil on masonite
42 x 48 in.

Purchased with funds from the Cummer Council, the Morton R. Hirschberg Bequest, and the Mae W. Schultz Lead Trust, AP.1994.2.1. Art © T.H. Benton and R.P. Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Thomas Hart Benton used his art to elevate the experiences of everyday people and ordinary events. Characteristic of his mature style, June Morning depicts a view from his mother's house on Martha's Vineyard. In the foreground, the vibrant, twining foliage parts to reveal Benton’s neighbor milking a cow. The Atlantic Ocean is visible in the distance. Painted one month after Germany's surrender in World War II, this work is Benton's patriotic testament to the strength of the American spirit in the face of the destructive powers of war.

Visitor's Comments:

"I come often to view this piece. A great American Regionalist painter, Thomas Hart Benton captures the glory in a casual morning moment after the war. The symbolism and contrast of dark and light bring life to the painting. I particularly enjoy the swirling movement in the work, as if there is a rhythm to the brushstrokes." - Meghan Monahan

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Permanent Art Location: 
American
Permanent Art Life Span: 
1889 - 1975
Catalog Number: 
AP.1994.2.1. Art © T.H. Benton and R.P. Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
Permanent Artist First Name: 
Thomas Hart
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Benton
Permanent Image: 
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1945
Permanent Period: 
20th and 21st Century European and American Art
Permanent Material: 
oil on masonite<br /> 42 x 48 in.

Thomas Hart Benton used his art to elevate the experiences of everyday people and ordinary events. Characteristic of his mature style, June Morning depicts a view from his mother's house on Martha's Vineyard. In the foreground, the vibrant, twining foliage parts to reveal Benton’s neighbor milking a cow. The Atlantic Ocean is visible in the distance. Painted one month after Germany's surrender in World War II, this work is Benton's patriotic testament to the strength of the American spirit in the face of the destructive powers of war.

Permanent Gift: 
Purchased with funds from the Cummer Council, the Morton R. Hirschberg Bequest, and the Mae W. Schultz Lead Trust
Permanent Quote: 
"I come often to view this piece. A great American Regionalist painter, Thomas Hart Benton captures the glory in a casual morning moment after the war. The symbolism and contrast of dark and light bring life to the painting. I particularly enjoy the swirling movement in the work, as if there is a rhythm to the brushstrokes." <strong>- Meghan Monahan</strong>
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Thomas Hart Benton used his art to elevate the experiences of everyday people and ordinary events. Characteristic of his mature style, June Morning depicts a view from his mother's house on Martha's Vineyard. In the foreground, the vibrant, twining foliage parts to reveal Benton’s neighbor milking a cow. The Atlantic Ocean is visible in the distance. Painted one month after Germany's surrender in World War II, this work is Benton's patriotic testament to the strength of the American spirit in the face of the destructive powers of war.

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Purchased with funds from the Cummer Council, the Morton R. Hirschberg Bequest, and the Mae W. Schultz Lead Trust
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Permanent Quote: 
"I come often to view this piece. A great American Regionalist painter, Thomas Hart Benton captures the glory in a casual morning moment after the war. The symbolism and contrast of dark and light bring life to the painting. I particularly enjoy the swirling movement in the work, as if there is a rhythm to the brushstrokes." <strong>- Meghan Monahan</strong>
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Permanent Art Location: 
American
Permanent Art Life Span: 
1889 - 1975
Catalog Number: 
AP.1994.2.1. Art © T.H. Benton and R.P. Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
Permanent Artist First Name: 
Thomas Hart
Permanent Artist Last Name: 
Benton
Permanent Image: 
Add "c."?: 
No
Permanent Year: 
1945
Permanent Period: 
20th and 21st Century European and American Art
Permanent Material: 
oil on masonite<br /> 42 x 48 in.

Thomas Hart Benton used his art to elevate the experiences of everyday people and ordinary events. Characteristic of his mature style, June Morning depicts a view from his mother's house on Martha's Vineyard. In the foreground, the vibrant, twining foliage parts to reveal Benton’s neighbor milking a cow. The Atlantic Ocean is visible in the distance. Painted one month after Germany's surrender in World War II, this work is Benton's patriotic testament to the strength of the American spirit in the face of the destructive powers of war.

Permanent Gift: 
Purchased with funds from the Cummer Council, the Morton R. Hirschberg Bequest, and the Mae W. Schultz Lead Trust
Permanent Quote: 
"I come often to view this piece. A great American Regionalist painter, Thomas Hart Benton captures the glory in a casual morning moment after the war. The symbolism and contrast of dark and light bring life to the painting. I particularly enjoy the swirling movement in the work, as if there is a rhythm to the brushstrokes." <strong>- Meghan Monahan</strong>
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