Thomas Hart Benton watercolor
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All Items: Fine Art: Paintings: Watercolor: Pre 1960: item # 43509
William Greiner Fine Art
By appointment only
New Orleans, Louisiana
Price On Request
|Thomas Hart Benton (American 1889-1975), "Blue Mountains 1957", watercolor on paper, signed and dated lower left, 8" x 10", craved gilt frame 18" x 23", excellent condition and vibrant colors. Benton is one of America's treasured masters of the 20th Century. Blue Mountains, uplifted, eroded part of the Columbia Plateau, c.6,500 ft (1,980 m) high, NE Oreg. and SE Wash. Lava flows cover much of the surface. The upper, wooded slopes are used for lumbering. Recreation and livestock grazing are the mountains' principal economic uses. Rock Creek Butte, 9,105 ft (2,775 m) high, is the highest point in the Blue Mts. The Blue Mountains were a major physical obstacle for those who once traveled the Oregon Trail.|