Benton's depression era pictures swirl with the
turbulence and tension of the 1930s. Pollock, who often posed for his teacher,
is the young harmonica player in the foreground.
Thomas Hart Benton, The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley, 1934, Spencer Museum of Art/Univeristy of Kansas, The Elizabeth M. Watkins Fund
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National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC