Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, and Clare Leighton all worked in a lyrical, figurative style during the middle of the Twentieth Century in order to depict various aspects of life in rural America. Here, their topics range from a proud farmer and a working ploughman to figures harvesting tobacco and corn. Whereas John Biggers, whose powerful drawing hangs nearby, highlighted the difficulties of such labor, these artists make it appear harmonious and pastoral.
Measurements: image height: 6.5 inches image width: 5.375 inches sheet height: 11 inches sheet width: 8 inchesGift of Gabby Pratt 2004.79.74 © Estate of Clare Leighton, courtesy of David Leighton
Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN