Ben Galos (1894-1963)
Ben Galos was born Berel Goloschin in Vitebsk, Belarus in September, 1894. He studied with Yehuda Pen and Marc Chagall, most likely at the Vitebsk Art School established by Pen for Jewish art students. Galos emigrated to New York in 1913 with his father (Hirsch), mother (Alte), older sister (Ruoke), and twin brother and sister (Mordche and Sore).
Once in New York the family name was changed to Galos. Ben Galos studied at the National Academy of Design in New York. He received second prize upon graduation from the Academy, and first prize at the Washington Square exhibition in 1938. In 1948 he was also awarded a prize at the Pepsi Cola exhibition. His works were exhibited at t
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