Thomas Hart Benton

THE MURALS OF THOMAS HART BENTON

In 1932 a set of large wall murals was unveiled in the former home of the on 10 West 8th Street in New York City. It was Arts of Life in America - four huge wall panels and four more around the ceiling. These panels depict the 'Arts' of everyday life - music, games, dance, and sports. They also show regional diversity, unemployment, crime, and political nonsense. They give a comprehensive portrait of life in the 1930's.


- The Murals - Preliminary Studies
- Benton Biography - Benton Essay