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 Ben (Benjamin Newton) Messick  (1891 - 1981)

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Lived/Active: California/Missouri      Known for: regionalist painting, lithographs, teaching

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QUICK FACTS AND KEYWORDS for Ben Messick
Birth/Death Lived/Active Often Known For
- 1891 (Stafford, Missouri)
- 1981 (Apple Valley, California)
California/Missouri regionalist painting, lithographs, teaching
Methods
* Easel Painting
* Murals of Fresco, Mixed Media, Mosaic or Paint
* Printmaking, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design

  
Media
* Casein
* Charcoal
* Colored Pencil
* Conte Crayon
* Crayon
* Fresco
* Gouache
* Ink
* Lithography, Lithograph
* Mixed-Media, Multi-Media
* Oil Paint
* Pastel Painting
* Watercolor/Watercolour

  
Styles
* California Style
* Modernism, Modernist (Tradition Breaking)
* Realist, Realism, Representational, Naturalist

  
Subjects
* Birds, Ornithology
* Caricature
* Circus Figure, Animals, Genre, Clowns
* Figure, Figurative, Human Figure
* Genre, Human Activity
* Landscape
* Marine, Maritime, Nautical, Boats
* Regionalism, Local Scene
* Townscape, Village Scene

  
Geography/Places Lived and/or Worked
* California Before 1940

  
Art Association
* American Federation of Arts
* California Art Club-
* Southern States Art League

  
Schools
* Chouinard Art Institute, CalArts, Student
* Chouinard Art Institute, CalArts, Teacher

  
Chronology
* Early 20th Century Before 1950
* Late 20th Century After 1950

  
Added Description
* Art Educator: School Teaching, Public Lectures, Workshops
* Figure Specialty
* Genre Specialty
* Mural Specialty
* PWA, WPA, Public Works Project Participant
* Walt Disney Studio, Productions/Commissioned Artist

  
Exhibition of Art Association
* California Art Club
* National Academy of Design-

  
Exhibition of Museum
* Carnegie Institute, International
* Metropolitan Museum of Art
* Museum of Modern Art, New York
* The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

  
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