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The heirs of 20th-century American painter Thomas Hart Benton are suing a Kansas City bank, alleging it has mismanaged the multimillion-dollar estate of the influential artist, including hundreds of artworks.

The artist’s daughter, Jessie Benton, and her three children filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Mo., on Tuesday against UMB Bank, run by Kansas City’s prominent Kemper family. The bank manages a pair of trusts tied to the late artist, who died in 1975 and ranks alongside Grant Wood as a leader of an American painting style known as Regionalism that flourished between the 1920s and 1940s.

Benton’s paintings, which hang in major U.S. museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, have sold at auction for as much as $5 million a piece.

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