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The Woodpile

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Thomas Hart Benton, The Woodpile, 1939, lithograph on white wove paper, The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection, © artist or other rights holder, 78.52.181

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Title

The Woodpile

Related Titles

alternate: Wood Cutter

Artist

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975)

Related People

publisher: Associated American Artists (American, established 1934)

Date

1939

Medium

lithograph on white wove paper

Edition

edition of 250

Catalogue Raisonné

Fath 31; Windisch and Cole 313

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 8 11/16 in x 10 7/8 in; sheet: 12 in x 16 3/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: "The Woodpile" T.H. Benton, graphite [in another hand], bottom right

signature: Benton, printed, lower left in plate

signature: Benton, graphite, lower right

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

planographic print

Culture

American

Credit Line

The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection

Accession Number

78.52.181

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

axes

lithography

planographic printing

planographic prints

Regionalist

winter

wove paper

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

Lower Level

Adams Foundation Foyer

Description

Thomas Hart Benton was one of the first artists Lewenthal contacted to join AAA and, with Grant Wood, the most popular. His prints celebrate the work of laborers and promote themes both appealing and accessible to the public, such as a farmer splitting wood for the kitchen stove.

History
Exhibitions

2019 Associated American Artists: Prints for the People Portland Art Museum

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