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100+ Paintings by American Regionalist Artist Thomas Hart Benton Offered in the Campanella Collection Sale
The Campanella Collection of Original Works by Thomas Hart Benton is an upcoming sale available from Circle Auction. The event offers more than a hundred paintings and sketches by American Regionalist artist Thomas Hart Benton. Leading the sale is Wyoming Hay, painted between 1963-64 by Benton. It is an oil on board grisaille study also featured as an illustration in Matthew Baigell's book Thomas Hart Benton (Harry Abrams, New York, 1974, image 208). The painting is housed in a fine-glazed silver-leaf frame. Thomas Hart Benton (Missouri, 1889 - 1975) grew up in a politically affluent family. His career, however, took an unexpected turn towards art. Good or bad, he never shied away from politically and socially controversial topics. His paintings feature reformers, women and men, working against segregation and poverty. His paintings are progressive and reform-oriented, representing Indiana’s history. Another striking painting by Thomas Hart Benton available in this auction is Character Study of an Old Woman. It is a 1926 oil on canvas. Benton journeyed through the country with his pencil and brush to an eagerly responsive public. His atmospheric drawings and paintings, with their swinging rhythms and spirited compositions, demonstrated the real artistic vitality of American life, like the offered paintings. View the complete catalog of The Campanella Collection of Original Works by Thomas Hart Benton and find other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.
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Circle Auction is proud to announce the sale of an exceptional collection of works by the legendary American artist Thomas Hart Benton, previously owned by fellow artist and friend, Vincent Campanella. This significant collection, amassed by Campanella, includes a variety of Benton's drawings, watercolors, and paintings, and is set to be auctioned on December 2, 2023. Thomas Hart Benton "Study for Wyoming Hay" Oil on Board (1963-64) The collection, comprising 113 items, represents a comprehensive exploration of Benton's artistic journey. According to Benton author and scholar Dr. Henry Adams, "This collection of works by Thomas Hart Benton, assembled by Vincent Campanella, is the single largest collection of Benton drawings and studies outside of the Benton Trust." Adams spent weeks cataloging and researching these works in 2007, notes the collection's unparalleled record of Benton’s evolution in style and subject matter. Left image: Thomas Hart Benton "Study for Trail Riders" Graphite (ca. 1964-65)Right image: Thomas Hart Benton "Mountain Pool" Ink & Watercolor (ca. 1963) This extraordinary assemblage came into Campanella's possession under unique circumstances. Following Benton’s passing in 1975, Campanella, who had a deep artistic and personal connection with Benton, completed a mural Benton had begun for Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame. It is believed that some of these works were gifted to Campanella by Rita Benton, in appreciation for his contributions. Left image: Thomas Hart Benton "New York Rooftops" Watercolor (ca. 1918-20)Right image: Thomas Hart Benton "Boy with Cap" Oil (ca. 1940) Highlights of the collection include "Character Study of an Old Woman" (Oil, 1926) and "Study For Wyoming Hay" (Oil On Board, 1963). These pieces, along with others in the collection, showcase Benton's diverse subjects – from rural landscapes and farming scenes to figure studies and circus scenes – providing a unique insight into his working process. Left image: Thomas Hart Benton "Train Hauling Logs" Graphite (1928)Right image: Thomas Hart Benton "Flower Studies" Graphite (ca. 1963) Many of the sketches in the collection are studies Benton made in preparation for notable murals or paintings; the final versions now hang in museums, institutions, and private collections around the country. Graphite sketches in…
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The latest Kansas City Collections: Art, Antiques, & Jewelry sale from Circle Auction will offer over 150 lots of fine art pieces by the likes of Thomas Hart Benton, William Franklin Jackson, and more. Leading the sale is a lithograph of Thomas Hart Benton's Sorghum Mill from 1969. An American painter and muralist, Thomas Hart Benton was a key figure of the Regionalist art movement of the 1930s. A common theme in his paintings is the depiction of the everyday activities of ordinary people. Portraits, landscapes, and people working in factories, farms, and urban centers were among the subjects of his drawings and paintings. Throughout Benton's murals, a vibrant representation of American life in the early days of the country is depicted. An everyday rural scene is depicted in this matted lithograph. Another lot of interest in this sale is an oil painting by William Franklin Jackson titled Coast Near San Francisco. A talented painter from California, Jackson was best known for his paintings of poppy fields. He incorporated Impressionist elements into his paintings to evoke the vibrant spring wildflowers, such as poppies and lupins, that carpeted California hillsides in the spring. The available oil on canvas piece is inscribed "W. F. Jackson" at the bottom left and titled on the back. Visit Bidsquare to view the Kansas City Collections: Art, Antiques, & Jewelry sale and browse other online auctions.
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Circle Auction will offer an Audemars Piguet watch along with a pair of David Webb earrings and a Tiffany & Co. necklace in its upcoming auction this August. Established in 1875, Audemars Piguet is a Swiss company known for its limited releases of luxury watches. An Audemars Piguet Charleston watch will lead the upcoming event. Its white enamel dial features a diamond in its center and a gold ‘AP’ logo at the 12 o’clock position. Black Roman numerals indicate the other numbers and black batons mark the hours and minutes. The 282 diamonds on this original watch, combined with 24 diamonds on the included three extra links, together weigh 4.00 carats. With pieces on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, David Webb’s company still produces jewelry from his designs years after his death in 1975. The upcoming sale will showcase a pair of flower clip earrings designed by David Webb. The round platinum center has three diamond sections. Each earring includes 43 diamonds, giving the set a total weight of approximately 4.20 carats. To view the entire catalog and to register to bid, visit Bidsquare.