Masterpieces by great American painters of the Dust Bowl era from the Rex Sinquefield collection feature as the special guest exhibition at the 43rd Olympia Art and Antiques Fair in London from June 18-28. Brought to the UK for public exhibition for the first time outside the US, the selection will include paintings and works on paper from seminal artists from American history, including Thomas Hart Benton, Joe Jones, John Atherton, John Rogers Cox and Steuart Curry. Organisers are confident that the work of these Depression era American masters will prove a revelation to London audiences.
Highlights include a remarkable self-portrait by Thomas Hart Benton previously featured on the cover of Time Magazine; the magazine declared him ‘America’s Regionalist’ in recognition of his extraordinary portrayals of the American Mid-West. Another masterpiece from Benton, ‘Flood Disaster’ portrays the aftermath of a devastating flood that struck the western half of the state in 1951. Here is a sample.