(1859 - 1931)
Benjamin West Clinedinst was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania / France. Benjamin Clinedinst is known for portrait, still life, landscape and genre painting, illustration.
Biography Benjamin Clinedinst
Benjamin West Clinedinst was a distinguished American magazine and book illustrator and painter, known for portraits, still life, genre and landscape painting. He was born at Woodstock, Virginia, and named for American artist, Benjamin West (1738-1820) because of his father's admiration for West's painting, Death on a Pale Horse. Much influenced by his father who had been a Confederate soldier, Benjamin Clinedinst, having gone through early schooling in Staunton, first set out to have a military career. He enrolled in 1876 in the Virginia Military Institute, but eyesight problems ended his military aspirations. Although he graduated from the Institute, during his second year he sought serious instruction for h
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