(1891 - 1981)
Ben (Benjamin Newton) Messick was active/lived in California, Missouri. Ben Messick is known for regionalist painting, lithographs, teaching.
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Biography Ben Messick
The following is submitted by Jim Lafferty whose sources include the autobiography of the artist:
Washington Messick married Sarah A. Bristow January 2,1889 and from
this marriage a son, Benjamin Newton Messick was born on January 9, 1891 on a farm near Strafford, Missouri. His art talent was apparent from the time he was a child
and later recognized by his commanding officer in World War I.
Little is recorded in his autobiography about Messick's life from his
teen years and service during the War. He enrolled at Chouinard
Institute in the Fall of 1925, and was given a
three-year scholarship by Mrs. Chouinard. In 1925 he won a cash
at the Los Angeles County Fair for a group of p
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