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Meeting Thomas Hart Benton

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Artist Bill Rakocy studied at the Kansas City Art Institute in the 1940s and 50s, and modeled for Thomas Hart Benton. For this mural, he posed for two of the top figures over the doorway of this mural. Here, Rakocy remembers when he first met Benton. Artist Bill Rakocy studied at the Kansas City Art Institute in the 1940s and 50s, and modeled for Thomas Hart Benton. For this mural, he posed for two of the top figures over the doorway of this mural. Here, Rakocy remembers when he first met Benton.

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