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 Ben Benn  (1884 - 1983)

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Lived/Active: New York/Connecticut / Russian Federation      Known for: mod genre, still life, landscape

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Ben Benn (1884-1983)

Benn Benn was a pioneer American modernist whose independent style defied stylistic classification.  Despite excursions into Cubism and Abstract Expressionism, Benn “seems always to have been a ‘subject’ painter.  Considering this, it is remarkable that he remained visible at all during the 50’s and early 60’s, when prejudice against the representational amounted nearly to a proscription of it.”(1)  Benn’s prominence in the art world over 6 decades was (showing 500 of 7186 characters).



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