Ben Black
Unknown Title, 1986 (GW41)
Watercolor and Ink
Image size: 29.5 X 21.5
Frame size: 43 X 35

Born in Boston, Ben Black graduated Massachusetts College of Art in 1947 after serving in World War II. He began his career as an art director in one of Boston’s leading advertising firms, later leaving to create his own studio where his works were included in The New Yorker, Saturday Evening Post, Reader’s Digest and others, establishing himself as a leading American Illustrator. He had many solo and group exhibitions throughout New England and his work is collected throughout the world. Originally known for his clowns, he created a limited edition series of plates for Royal Doulton as well as clown figurines for Schmidt. He has also created numerous designs for Hallmark cards.

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