(1909 - 2003)
Ben Harry Cummings was active/lived in California. Ben Cummings is known for water and mountain landscape, diorama.
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Biography Ben Cummings
The following, submitted July 2004, is from Earle W. Cummings, son of the artist.
Ben Cummings was born in a rural northern California setting, Healdsburg, in the Sonoma County wine country. He grew up when California was still an emerging economy, and as a farm boy, he learned the skills of plowing, handling a team of horses, milked cows, butchered hogs, hunted and fished with his dad, and helped with house-hold chores. From an early age, he sketched, illustrated, and cartooned. He admired the illustrations of Howard Pyle and Earnest Thompson Seton for boy's adventure stories, and hoped to be a professional artist.
His father expected him to be a farmer, but his mother encouraged him to attend Santa Rosa Junior College and t
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