Imagination Landscape, c. 1950
Artist: Joseph Meert
Oil on canvas, 45 1/4 x 89 inches
Signed, lower right
Thomas Hart Benton thought Meert his best student. Meert taught Benton’s classes at the Kansas City Art Institute while Benton painted the Missouri Capitol murals. Meert was also Jackson Pollock’s friend /colleague and saved Pollock’s life. He married Surreal artist, Margaret Mullin.