From Grant Wood to Grandma Moses, Great Artists Portrayed Steam Threshing Era

Regionalist painters like Thomas Hart Benton portrayed art of the harvest

Thomas Hart Benton's Threshing Wheat, circa 1938-39, egg tempera and oil paint. It is on display at the Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Ind. Benton (1889-1975) lived during the steam threshing era, and this painting presents the work of both horse and threshing machine.
Art ©T.H. Benton and R.P. Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y.