Carl Benton Compton

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Carl Benton Compton Landscape with River and Hills
Tree in Pasture, c. 1941
casein on canvas
16 x 18 in
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Carl Benton Compton Flood (Mother in white with children and animals_ houses in background under water)
Flood, 1936
tempera on paper
17 x 21.5 in
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Carl Benton Compton

Carl Benton Compton

Carl Benton Compton Description

Carl Benton Compton (1905-81)

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

  • 1905 Born in Estherville, Iowa
  • 1929 Bachelor of Arts, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana
  • 1929 Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris
  • 1935 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago
  • 1935-36 Graduate Study, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana
  • 1936-43 Professor, Department of Art, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
  • 1943-44 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1944-69 Professor, North Texas State Teachers College, Denton
  • 1969 Retired, North Texas State University, Denton
  • 1981 Died in Denton County, Texas

Selected Prizes, Awards

·      Northwest Printmakers Society: Purchase Prize 1940 (Stockyards Fire, lithograph)

·      Fourth Annual Print Exhibition: Cash Prize 1944

·      First Southwestern Print Exhibition: Cash Prize 1948

Selected Exhibitions

  • 1934 Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (Flowers)
  • 1935 Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (Sunday Afternoon)
  • 1936 Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
  • 1937 Group Show (with Hogue, Bywaters), Mary Hardin Baylor College, Belton, Texas (wood sculpture)
  • 1937 Solo, Mary Hardin Baylor College, Belton, Texas (drawings, lithographs, paintings, sculpture, and tempera)
  • 1937 Third Annual Artists Street Show, sponsored by Midland Academy of Art, South Bend, Indiana
  • 1937 Solo, Elizabet Ney Museum, Austin, Texas (paintings, native Texas wood sculpture)
  • 1938 National Exhibit of American Art, Rockefeller Center, New York, New York
  • 1938 44th Annual Exhibition, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado (JuJu, woodcarving)
  • 1938 2nd Annual Exhibition of Works by Artists of Southeast Texas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • 1938 Villita Street Galleries, San Antonio, Texas (3 wood sculptures)
  • 1939 Art Gallery, Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs, Austin, Texas
  • 1940 Second Annual Exhibition of Lithographs, Oklahoma WPA Art Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Evacuation: Home Town)
  • 1940 Northwest Printmakers Society, Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle Washington (purchase prize, Stockyards Fire, lithograph, added to Museum’s collection)
  • 1940 Texas Fine Arts Association Circuit Exhibition, multiple venues in Texas including Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
  • 1941 2nd Texas-Oklahoma General Exhibition, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Philbrook Art Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma (Tree in Pasture, casein)
  • 1941 Two-person exhibit (with Mildred Compton), Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcus, Texas
  • 1941 All-Texas Exhibition of the Texas Fine Arts Association, circulated: Austin Public Library; Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin; and Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Gallery, Austin, Texas (Earth Tales selected for statewide circuit exhibition)
  • 1941 All-Texas Sculpture Exhibit, Round House Gallery of Art, North Texas Agricultural College, Arlington, Texas (Mother and Child, mesquite wood carving; Young Woman, walnut wood carving)
  • 1941 Annual Southern Art Exhibition, Blue Ridge, North Carolina
  • 1941 Solo, Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcus, Texas
  • 1941 Group Exhibition (with 4 other artists), Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas (minute figure studies, watercolor)
  • 1941 Solo, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas (30 watercolors done in Mexico)
  • 1942 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Solo, Carl Benton Compton: Prints, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
  • 1943 Solo, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia (lithographs, gouaches)
  • 1943 First Annual Exhibition by Texas Sculptors Group, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (Juju, Texas ebony woodcarving)
  • 1944 6th Texas General Exhibition, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Witte Museum, San Antonio; University of Texas at Austin, Texas (Mother and Child, ceramic sculpture)
  • 1944 Fourth Annual Texas Print Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (cash prize, Mine Eyes Have Seen, lithograph)
  • 1944 Solo, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
  • 1944 Solo, Delgado Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana (31 watercolors)
  • 1945 7th Texas General Exhibition, circulated: Witte Museum, San Antonio; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; University of Texas at Austin, Texas (And Long Remember, gouache; Invitation to Memory, gouache)
  • 1945 Solo, Lawrence College, Appleton College, Wisconsin; traveling exhibition
  • 1945 Fifth Annual Texas Print Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (San Francisco, lithograph)
  • 1947 9th Texas General Exhibition 1947?1948, circulated: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas (Blue Cow, gouache)
  • 1947 Texas Small Sculpture Show presented by the Texas Sculptors Group, circulated: Witte Museum, San Antonio; Abilene Museum of Fine Arts, Abilene; Fort Worth Art Association, Public Library, Fort Worth; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (Mother and Child, wood)
  • 1947 Solo, Scott Hall Galleries, Dallas, Texas (12 gouache and watercolor paintings, 10 lithographs, 2 oils)
  • 1948 Watercolors by 16 Texas Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (The Great Violet Bird, watercolor)
  • 1948 First Southwestern Print Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, circulated: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (cash prize, Evening Star, lithograph)
  • 1948 10th Texas General Exhibition, circulated: Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (The White-haired Beast, gouache)
  • 1950 3rd Southwestern Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (Parangaricutirimicuaro, lithograph)
  • 1950 Group Exhibition (with TSCW and NTSC faculty), Creative Arts Club, Abilene, Texas
  • 1950 12th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture 1950-1951, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (The Egg and Eye, tempera)
  • 1950 State Fair of Texas General Exhibition, Dallas, Texas (Animal Forms, tempera)
  • 1951 Solo, Silvio’s, Denton, Texas
  • 1956 Exhibition on the Emergence of the Human Figure, Renaissance Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 1965 Faculty Art Show, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas
  • 1966 Group Exhibition (with NTSU faculty) Woman’s Forum, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1966 Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas (carved wood sculpture of mother and children)
  • 1998 Hock Shop Collection: Rediscovering Texas Artists of the Past, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas
  • 1999 Lone Star Legacy: Rediscovering Texas Artists of the Past, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas (House Builders, 1940, oil/canvas; Untitled (Farm Work), 1938, egg tempera) catalogue
  • 2011 Laying the Foundation: UNT Art Faculty from 1890?1970, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
  • 2014 Madonnas of the Prairie: Depictions of Women in the American West, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas, traveled in 2015 to National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (catalogue)
  • 2015 The Comptons of Texas: Rediscovered Work by Carl Benton & Mildred Norris Compton, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas, circulated: UNT on the Square, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (catalogue)

Selected Public Collections

  • Hollins College, Hollins, Virginia
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
  • State of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois
  • State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs, Austin, Texas
  • Texas Technical University, Lubbock, Texas

 

Selected Sources

Davis, D. Jack. “Material for Creative Painting: The Work of Carl Benton & Mildred Norris Compton” in The Comptons of Texas: Rediscovered Work by Carl Benton & Mildred Norris Compton. Exhibition catalogue. Houston: William Reaves Fine Art, 2015.

Powers, John and Deborah Powers. Texas Painters, Sculptors, and Graphic Artists: A Biographical Dictionary of Artists in Texas before 1942. Austin: Woodmont, 2000.

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