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Ben Messick

 (1891 - 1981)
Ben (Benjamin Newton) Messick was active/lived in California, Missouri.  Ben Messick is known for regionalist painting, lithographs, teaching.

Biography  
Ben Messick


The following is submitted by Jim Lafferty whose sources include the autobiography of the artist:

William Washington Messick married Sarah A. Bristow January 2,1889 and from this marriage a son, Benjamin Newton Messick was born on January 9, 1891 on a farm near Strafford, Missouri.  His art talent was apparent from the time he was a child and later recognized by his commanding officer in World War I.

Little is recorded in his autobiography about Messick's life from his teen years and service during the War.  He enrolled at Chouinard Institute in the Fall of 1925, and was given a three-year scholarship by Mrs. Chouinard.  In 1925 he won a cash award at the Los Angeles County Fair for a group of p  ...  Displaying 750 of 9776 characters.



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About  Ben Messick

Born:  1891 - Stafford, Missouri
Died:   1981 - Apple Valley, California
Known for:  regionalist painting, lithographs, teaching