February 24, 2022 – April 30, 2022
Hollywood Drawings | Thomas Hart Benton
Kiechel Fine Art
1208 ‘O’ Street Lincoln, NE 68508 USA
The drawings in this catalog are from Benton’s trip to Hollywood in the summer of 1937 while at 20th Century Fox Studios. This group of drawings was collected over several decades with all works having a direct provenance to Tom and Rita Benton.
“Some while back [in 1937], Thomas Benton, the highly-rated American artist, was despatched to the West Coast to paint a composite picture of life in Hollywood. The half-dozen drawings reproduced in this portfolio are among the by-products of that mission to Hollywood. The artist’s base of operations was the couch in the luxuriously appointed office of Raymond Griffith, one of the producers for 20th Century Fox.” – Harry Salpeter, A Tour of Hollywood: Drawings by Thomas Hart Benton