John Steuart Curry: A Regionalist Perspective

JOHN STEUART CURRY (1897-1946) Together we stood for an art whose forms and meanings would have direct and easily comprehended relevance to the American culture of which we were by blood and daily life a part. – Thomas Hart Benton John Steuart Curry was born in Dunavant, Kansas, and, after training at the Chicago Art … Continue reading

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

Recent acquisitions by John Sloan, Robert Henri, Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Romare Bearden

During the winter of 1892, John Sloan was working as an illustrator for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He began taking even classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. It was during this time that he met Robert Henri. Henri became a mentor to Sloan, and they remained lifelong friends. Above left: John Sloan, Robert … Continue reading

“Three Rivers South: A Story of Young Abe Lincoln”

Benton, Young Abe Lincoln

Our blog dedicated to artist Thomas Hart Benton has published a post in honor of President’s Day. Included are images of Benton’s illustrations for Three River’s South: A Story of Young Abe Lincoln. The book follows Lincoln through his adventurous youth, long before he was president of the United States. The book offers this intriguing … Continue reading

Smithsonian blog reviews “Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism”

Dale Nichols, End of the Hunt

ARTiculations, the Smithsonian’s art blog dedicated to giving an “impassioned view of what’s worth looking at,” recently reviewed the Dale Nichols show organized by the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art. The show is currently on view at the Georgia Museum of Art before moving to the Montgomery Museum of Art March 17. Dr. Henry … Continue reading

Lincoln Journal Star reviews Dale Nichols book and exhibition

Dale Nichols, Wyoming Plowman

Nichols exhibition, catalog detail life and work of Nebraska-rooted artist L. Kent Wolgamott, Lincoln Journal Star Published: November 12, 2011 (Excerpt from article) This is the final week for “Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism” at David City’s Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art. But it will remain on view, in a fashion, in the fine catalog … Continue reading

Lincoln Journal Star reviews "Defining America" at Kiechel Fine Art

Strong regionalist show at Kiechel Fine Art includes rarities L. Kent Wolgamott, Lincoln Journal Star Published September 24, 2011 If you’re a regionalism fan, you’ll want to get to Kiechel Fine Art between now and Thanksgiving to catch “Defining America: Images of the 20th Century,” an exhibition that includes works by Thomas Hart Benton, Grant … Continue reading

Benton, Curry, Nichols, Wood and others on display at Kiechel Fine Art

Kiechel Fine Art  is proud to announce Defining America:Images of the 20th Century, a show that pairs heroic scenes of American history with intimate insights into artists’ private lives. The show is on display September 23 to November 25,at Kiechel Fine Art, 5733 S. 34th St. Suite 300, in Lincoln. At the start of the … Continue reading

New posts on KFA’s Thomas Hart Benton blog

Thomas Hart Benton: Sugar Cane: ” Sugar Cane 1943, Oil and tempera on canvas mounted on panel 31 x 48 inches Essay by Henry Adams Author of Thomas Hart Benton: An …” Thomas Hart Benton: Benton in the News: July 29 – August: “Benton in the News is a biweekly feature highlighting exhibitions, sales, and … Continue reading