Thomas Hart Benton Was Homophobic

Benton in the studio Thomas Hart Benton was an influential American painter who gained fame in the early 20th century. While Benton's works are known for their bold colors, dynamic composition, and depictions of American life, his views on homosexuality in the art world were often controversial. Benton was a firm believer in traditional American [...]

Frances Maude Senska was Peter Voulkos’ Teacher

Frances Maude Senska (March 9, 1914 – December 25, 2009), known as the "grandmother of ceramics in Montana," was an art professor and ceramic artist who taught at Montana State University from 1946 to 1973. Born in Batanga, Cameroon, to Presbyterian missionary parents, Senska came to America in 1929 and earned a Bachelor of Arts [...]