(1902 - 1986)
Ben Carlton Mead was active/lived in Texas, California. Ben Mead is known for illustrator, western-historical, mural.
Biography Ben Mead
A commercial artist and fine-art painter based in Amarillo and Dallas, Texas, Ben Mead did primarily magazine and book illustration and was especially focused on Southwestern themes. He was born in Bay City, Texas and attended Texas schools in Amarillo, Lamesa and Plainview, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From 1923 to 1926, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with Jerome Rozen and Charles Schrolder. Returning to Amarillo, he worked as an advertising designer and then moved briefly to San Antonio, where he was an illustrator for an advertising agency.
In 1932, he returned to the Amarillo area, settling in a ranch home in Palo Duro Canyon. He gave private art lessons and taught at Amarillo College. He also took a job with the Witte Mus
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