On the Big River: Tom Benton Illustrates Mark Twain, Installment One

Aug
10
Aug 10 – Dec 7, 2019
Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Guitar Family Gallery of Bingham and Benton Works on Paper
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

First of three installments

Chapter 13: "The Pirate Crew Set Sail." [Thomas Hart Benton]

Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Guitar Family Gallery of Bingham and Benton Works on Paper
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

This yearlong exhibition in three installments showcases examples of Thomas Hart Benton’s original watercolors and drawings for the Limited Editions Club publications of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Life on the Mississippi. As a Missourian, Benton brought his own understanding of the landscape and people of the state to his illustrations, creating perceptive images that complement Twain’s prose.

Visiting the Gallery