Ben Herr is active/lives in Pennsylvania. Ben Herr is known for abstract painting, collage, mixed-media sculpture.
Biography Ben Herr
Ben Herr was born in 1935 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In the 1950's he attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art on a full scholarship. There he met artists Franz Kline, Larry Day, Morris Blackburn and Melville Price. Under Price's tutelage he was introduced to the work of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Adolph Gottlieb.
From 1953-1957 Herr was very active in the Philadelphia arts scene exhibiting at the Philadelphia Print Club, Cheltenham Art Gallery, Fleischer Art Memorial, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum school's annual art exhibitions.
Eventually Herr found the pace of city life hectic and moved back to Lancaster where he lives and works today
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