(1918 - 1992)
Ben L. Culwell was active/lived in Texas, New York. Ben Culwell is known for abstract figurative expression, painterly, gestural.
Biography Ben Culwell
Ben L. Culwell ~~A Brief Introduction
(b. San Antonio, Texas 1918—d. Temple, Texas 1992)
"It is for the important average that I want to speak, the rank and file. The general nature of the use I try to make of the art of painting is, I hope, apparent: that is, to express the sum of relationships which is a total human being. With art, as with atomic physics, the big problem in the world today is to bring the human being abreast of the techniques and the inventions of his material culture—to achieve an adequate modern spiritual integrity."
---Ben Culwell, in "Fourteen Americans" catalogue, 1946/Museum of Modern Art
Ben Culwell was a figure within the first generation of Abstract Expressionism, a movement
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