Rare Illustrations On Display

1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Tuesday, November 21 2006 Nov 21, 2006 Tuesday, November 21, 2006 11:12:12 AM CST November 21, 2006 in News

The display shows the work of Thomas Benton, a native of Neosho, Missouri. In 1939 Benton was commissioned to illustrate a special edition release of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Upon completion of the project, Benton donated all the original pen and ink drawings to the State Historical Society.

"This is a rare opportunity to see all the drawings together, so you can walk through and view them sequentially as though you were reading pages from a book, but you're looking at illustrations," art curator Joan Stack said.

The exhibit is on display at the State Historical Society until Dec. 16. It's free and open to the public.

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