Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)

Most famous for his vivid, swirling paintings of Midwestern landscapes, farmers, and railroad workers, the regionalist American artist, Thomas Hart Benton, also did a few brief cameos as a movie poster illustrator.

Though not nearly as bold or dramatic as his paintings, his takes on the John Ford classic, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Kentuckian, starring Burt Lancaster, clearly showcase his unique style.