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© T.H. Benton and R.P. Benton Testamentary Trusts /
UMB Bank Trustee / VAGA, New York, NY


The painting collection consists of more than 600 works that survey the development of Western European and American art, from the early Renaissance to the present. The Samuel H. Kress Collection of Italian Renaissance and Baroque works forms the core of the museum’s European paintings while other strengths in this area include Dutch genre, British portraiture, and French Impressionist works. Among the European artists represented are Francesco Botticini, Canaletto, Thomas Gainsborough, and Camille Pissarro. The 19th-century American collection spans from portraits by Ralph E. W. Earl and landscapes by George Inness, to genre paintings by Winslow Homer. Among the early 20th-century works are paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, Robert Henri, and Georgia O’Keeffe while later Contemporary artists include Roger Brown, Elizabeth Murray, and Sam Gilliam.