No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection
"No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection" features acclaimed works by Thomas Hart Benton, Joe Jones, Grant Wood, John Rogers Cox and other prominent artists of the American Scene Painting movement. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and lithographs from the private collection of Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield.
Rex Sinquefield grew up in St. Louis and attended Saint Louis University, where he earned an undergraduate business degree. Today, he is considered one of the top investment gurus in the world. One of the region's most important civic leaders, he currently serves the University's Board of Trustees.
"I see an affirmation of my belief in America and the American dream," Sinquefield said. "With hard work anything is possible. The lyricism and beauty of the countryside here in Missouri makes that evident every day, and these artists capture that spirit of possibility."
Andrew Walker, director of the Amon Carter Museum of Art in Fort Worth, Texas, and guest curator of the "No Place Like Home" exhibit, lauded the importance of collectors such as the Sinquefields.
"Art collectors are the lifeblood of a community's cultural identity, particularly when their collection relates strongly to an individual's personal story," Walker said. "The Sinquefields' collection of American paintings and lithographs from the mid-20th century expresses that bond to his home state of Missouri."
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