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Ben Benn

 (1884 - 1983)
Ben Benn was active/lived in New York, Connecticut / Russian Federation.  Ben Benn is 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 reaffirmed at a 90th birthday show at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. in 1974.

Benn was born Benjamin Rosenberg in the town of Kamenets Podolsk just after Christmas in 1884.   This town was the regional capital of an area in   ...  Displaying 750 of 7174 characters.

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