Jan 27, 2022 - Sale 2593

Sale 2593 - Lot 186

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000


Lithograph. 295x245 mm; 11 5/8x9 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 55/100 in pencil, lower margin. Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 1973.

A very good impression of this scarce lithograph. Fath 90.

Benton was already seen as a leader in the Regionalist movement and a celebrated muralist by the time the WPA started the Federal Arts Program. He had been commissioned to paint murals of life in Indiana for the 1933 Century of Progress Exhibition in Chicago, which caused controversy. In 1934, his work was featured on the cover on Time magazine, which legitimized Regionalism as an art movement. His murals were influential for many of the artists hired as muralists under the WPA.