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Shallow Creek

 - Thomas Benton

Orange County Courthouse

About the Artwork

This lithograph, created in 1959, is located on the second floor in the north hallway.

About the Artist

Thomas Benton
Thomas Hart Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri, attended boarding school in Washington, D.C., and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He lived in Paris, New York, and eventually settled in kansas City as a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. Among his noteworthy pupils were Jackson Pollock, Aaron Pyle and Bill Hammond. Benton is best known for his regionalist murals depicting everyday life in the Midwest. Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry are considered the heavyweights in the American regionalist movement.

Did you know?

Two Winter Park art organizations have outdoor sculpture gardens, the Albin Polasek museum and the Crealde School of Art

Discover Art in Central Florida!

For those who have eyes to see, there are hundreds of works of art around them. This web site provides some information on many of those works of art that can be regularly viewed in Orange County by any member of the public without an admission fee. They are outside in public view, or located in an interior area that is normally open to the public.

Look around this web site and find something that interests you. Then go see it in person. The information you find here will add to the pleasure of exploring public art in Central Florida.

If, in your travels around Orange County, you come across some public art that is not listed here, please let us know so we can add it. If you are aware of additional information about art or artist that is included here, again, please let us know. Together we can make this an incredible resource for people seeking to spice up their life through exploring art.