Art’s Henry Adams dicusses relationship between President Truman and painter

The president & the painter: The Truman-Benton friendship

The Kansas City Star Magazine: A new exhibit in Missouri explains the relationship between President Harry Truman and painter Thomas Hart Benton. Henry Adams, professor of American art, wrote a biography on Benton in 1989. Given the tension of the time, “it is sort of wonderful that the two of them became friends,” Adam said.