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Title: The Little Fisherman.
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
Medium: Lithograph, 1967.
Edition 300.
Signed in pencil.
"Not much story. Britt Adler a boy of our neighborhood posed for it some fifteen years ago. Based on a common incident in Missouri country - a boy, on the lake or river bank, baiting his hook. . . ." Thomas Hart Benton.
Image size 14 1/8 x 9 15/16" (35.8 x 25.4 cm).
Condition: Very good condition, wide/full margins. A beautiful impression.

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) printmaker, painter, and muralist was born in Neosho, Missouri. His father convinced him to attend the Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois in 1906. After less than a year he left the Academy and began studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. From 1908 to 1911 he lived in Paris and studied at the Academie Julien. The artist made his first lithograph in 1929. Starting in 1934 he began a long relationship, sometimes aggravating, with Associated American Artists in New York City, who circulated sixty-one of the artist's ninety-three known lithographs.

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