Thomas Whelan Benton
Thomas Whelan Benton is active/lives in Colorado, California. Thomas Benton is known for political message posters, painting, architecture.
Biography Thomas Whelan Benton
Thomas Whelan Benton was born in Oakland, California on November 16, 1930. He graduated from Glendale High School and attended Glendale Junior College briefly before entering the Navy. In the Navy he served aboard a ship providing support for the Korean War.
After being discharged in 1953, Benton used the G.I. Bill to pay for his tuition for a degree in architecture at the University of Southern California. After graduating, Benton spent a brief time as a practicing architect. Benton married his wife Betty during that time, and they had two children, Brian and Michelle.
Benton first visited Aspen, Colorado in 1958 while he was still in college and immediately fell in love with the town. He returned in 1960 to find he was sti
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