Departure of the Joads, from The Grapes of Wrath

A work made of lithograph on ivory wove paper.

Image actions

  • A work made of lithograph on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1939

Artist:

Thomas Hart Benton
American, 1889-1975

About this artwork

In 1939, Twentieth-Century Fox commissioned Benton to create six lithographs-with reproduction rights to a billboard-size reproduction-as a promotional ploy for its filming of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. One of these was the melancholy synopsis of destitute, migrant "Okies" from drought-stricken Oklahoma in The Departure of the Joads.

Currently Off View

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Thomas Hart Benton

Title

Departure of the Joads, from The Grapes of Wrath

Origin

United States

Date

1939

Medium

Lithograph on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

327 x 470 mm (image); 403 x 601 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. H. S. Perkins

Reference Number

1972.782

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share