Black Tent Meeting

Benton_Tent Meeting.jpg

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Title

Black Tent Meeting

Description

Benton was born in Missouri, and spent a great deal of time with his family in Washington, DC where his father was a US Congressman. Benton’s political upbringing, combined with his artistic instincts, resulted in artworks which reflected both the superficial realities of Depression-era American life as well as its underlying conditions, causes & effects. Benton traveled through the Southeast variously from 1924 to 1928, sketching and writing prolifically. Several South Carolina scenes were later made into paintings and lithographs. In his private journals from this time, Benton noted the South’s racially divided social atmosphere, and took particular interest in the cultural position of black churches in the South Carolina Lowcountry. This sketch could have been made in SC or Georgia. It is one of five Benton studies in the Wright Collection.

Creator

Benton, Thomas Hart

Source

2014.1.4

Date

1928

Rights

Wright Collection of Southern Art

Coverage

American, 1889-1975

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Original Format

graphite and ink on paper

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