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Thomas Hart Benton

Artist's Biography

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Offset-Lithograph, c.1942.
Paper size 40 1/4 x 47" (102.2 x 119.4 cm).
Good condition. Backed on linen.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 60788
Price: $4,500.00
Publisher :
Inscribed "Painted by the Distinguished American Artist, Thomas Benton"

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Thomas Hart Benton, like so many Americans, was stirred into action. He created a number of propaganda posters to further stir the masses. In this particular example the Axis Powers - Germany, Italy and Japan - are seen murdering Jesus Christ while he lay on the cross. The soldiers on the ground stab him with their long lances, while a fighter plane unleashes a barrage from above. Surrounding them is a ravaged landscape.

20th Century Subjects , Historical , World War II

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