(1927 - 2002)
Ben Benson was active/lived in Illinois. Ben Benson is known for Mixed media geometric abstraction.
Biography Ben Benson
Obituary. Chicago Tribune, November 8, 2002
Ben Benson, 74
Artist known for small, gemlike paintings
By Alan G. Artner, Tribune art critic.
Ben Benson, 74, a burly Chicago-area artist who for decades created delicate geometric abstractions that achieved a sublimity beyond local taste, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, of cardiac arrest. He recently had undergone radiation treatment for cancer, following years of debilitation from secondary diabetes.
A Northwestern University journalism graduate in the 1950s, Mr. Benson turned to visual art as a means of gaining the pleasure he found lacking in writing. Nevertheless, his first novel, "Cain's Wife," published under his formal name, O.G.
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