William Reaves and Sarah Foltz Fine Art presents Carl Benton and Mildred Compton
For the first time in more than 50 years, art produced by Carl Benton and Mildred Norris Compton, a married couple with strong ties to Denton, will be showcased by the University of North Texas Institute for the Advancement of the Arts.
The Comptons of Texas: Rediscovered Works by Carl Benton and Mildred Norris Compton exhibition will feature more than 50 pieces – including paintings, sculptures and ceramics.
Art Professor Emeritus Dr. D. Jack Davis will give a short talk during the opening reception on his research into the Comptons’ career.
The Comptons were a power duo in the Texas art world from the early 1930s through the mid-1950s as early proponents of Lone Star Regionalism, and later helped to usher in more modernist styles of Texas art through their surrealistic art.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through March 26.