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The Sowers.

  • ARTIST: Thomas Hart Benton

  • MEDIUM: Offset-Lithograph,

    DATE: c.1942.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 31 3/8 x 41 1/8" (75.7 x 104.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Title printed in the in lower margin. Additional text reads, "Painted by the Distinguished American Artist, Thomas Benton" and "Litho. in U.S.A." <br><br> Created in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, this World War II propaganda poster depicts an ugly, ogre-like Japanese soldier spreading the seeds of death (skulls) into a barren landscape. Benton's war posters are particularly memorable because of their gruesome depictions.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color, has a few fold lines, as is typical. Linen backed.