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People of Chilmark (Figure Composition), (1920)

Thomas Hart Benton, American, b. Neosho, Missouri, 1889–1975

Oil on canvas, 65 5/8 x 77 5/8 in. (166.5 x 197.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.468

Provenance:
James Graham and Sons, New York, to 1964
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1964-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART, New York. "Before the Fall: Art of the American Twenties," 21 October 2011-15 January 2012.
PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM, Salem, Massachusettes. "American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood," 6 June - 7 September 2015, no. 70, color ill. pg 14 and 147. TOUR: THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART, 10 Oct 2015 - 3 January 2016; AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, 6 February - 1 May 2016; MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM, 9 June - 5 September 2016.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Social Realism