Both readers Meredith T. and emily requested a post on the American painter Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), of whom emily said, "He was a spitfire!" The agricultural harvest focus of his 1947 painting "Achelous and Hercules" is fitting for mid-October, so today we'll take a look at the spitfire himself and his work.
1. With a great-uncle, Thomas Hart Benton, who was one of the first two U.S. Senators from Missouri, and a father, Maecenas E. Benton, who was a colonel and a... READ ON