Thomas Hart Benton & the Navy: A Spotlight into Benton’s Naval History

Thomas Hart Benton used family influence to get a position in the Navy in 1918 to help avoid being drafted in the infantry, which helped him solidify a position safely off of the battlefield. Benton was assigned to the naval base in Norfolk, Virginia where he began to make drawings of boats and construction projects … Continue reading

John Steuart Curry Work in Exhibition Lineup at OKCMOA

John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) was born in Kansas and after training at the Chicago Art Institute, the Kansas City Art Institute and the Paris Academie Julian, major publications such as the Saturday Evening Post gainfully employed his talent for illustration. The circus spectacle that he enjoyed in the rural county fairs inspired him to tour … Continue reading