Thomas Hart Benton
American, 1889–1975
Discussion
lithograph on paper, 1969
9 7/8 x 12 inches 
Gift of Mr. Jack B. Pierson, 1991.7

Art in Every Home: Associated American Artists (AAA) Prints

June 8, 2013 - July 21, 2013

Graphics Gallery

During the Great Depression, the New York- based Associated American Artists (AAA) was formed to make original, fine art affordable. Starting in 1934, artists were hired to create etchings and lithographs, which would then be priced at $5 a piece, plus $2 per frame. The AAA recruited top American artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Peggy Bacon, Grant Wood, and Benny Andrews, and promoted and distributed their prints at prices marketed to middle-class families. This organization was successful both in the United States and abroad and played an important role in promoting American art in the early 20th century through the postwar era. The Flint Institute of Arts has over 40 works by AAA artists, many of which will be on view during this exhibition. 

For more information please visit International Arts Online Catalogue Raisonné, Associated American Artists, Catrais.org.

The Graphics Gallery is sponsored by