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While celebrations around the world Sunday were noting the 100th anniversary of the birth of film pioneer Charlie Chaplin, folks in Missouri were marking a similar anniversary involving a native son. Thomas Hart Benton, the prolific and provocative painter whose work brought him fame but not wide acceptance by the art world’s elite, received a spirited celebration in his home state. He remained a Missouri resident until his death in 1975.
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