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The Music Lesson, 1943

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Gift of John and Myrtle Coeexpand_more  P.98.28.1

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A gifted draftsman, Thomas Hart Benton adopted lithography as his principal printmaking medium, its autographic qualities offering the same expressive possibilities as drawing. In the Music Lesson, Benton portrays celebrated folksinger E. Gale Huntington (1902-1993) teaching his young daughter a song on the guitar. Huntington was a local fixture on Martha’s Vineyard, a Massachusetts island near Cape Cod where Benton summered for some 50 years.

Exhibitions
  • America, Seen

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 - Sunday, September 04, 2016
Details
Title
The Music Lesson
Artist Life
1889–1975
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.98.28.1
Provenance
John and Myrtle Coe, Bloomington, Minn., until 1998; given to MIA.
Catalogue Raisonne
Fath 60
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