Artist Statement

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Ben’s art has evolved from his studies of Abstract Expressionism with Stamos to a more idiosyncratic use of abstract form, color and light. His reputation is as a rich, subtle, painterly colorist who paints directly from his emotions as he reacts with Life’s experiences, his memories and his uncommon knowledge of the history of art but always with integrity and great feeling for life. A professional artist with an independent spirit, he has a 3,000 sq.ft. studio in West Orange, NJ , a winter studio in Lake Worth, Florida and a cool summer studio in Eastport, Maine.

CV:
Born Jersey City, NJ 1941

Rutgers University B.A. 1965, M.A. 1977

New York University, Art History, 1967

Columbia University 1969, painting with Theodore Stamos

Art Students’ League of New York, 1970-75, painting with Theodore Stamos.

Listed in Art In America’s Guide to Museums, Galleries #038; Artists” 1988-present

Galleries:
Andre Zarre Gallery, N.Y. N.Y. 4th  Solo show February 4th- March 6th  2014

Art Cabinet, Nantucket, MA 1999 to the present (artcabinet.com)

The White Gallery, Lakeville CT Solo show June 2009

Aaron Galleries, Chicago IL

Robert Steele Gallery, New York NY (summer 2005)

Group & Solo Shows: selected:

Faileigh Dickinson University, Hackensack NJ November 2014 Solo Show

Rutgers University, Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark NJ, Solo show Feb 2013 “Primary Essences” , curated by Anonda Bell

Palm Beach Cultural Center, FL March 2014 Solo show
Eastport Art Center, Maine, Solo show August 2011 “Abstract Colorist”

“Six N.J. Masters” September- October 2010, Kean University, Union NJ, curated by Carl Burger

Nexus: Art & Science, March 2011-2012 Scripps Institute, Jupiter FL

US Artists, Philadelphia PA October 2007 represented by Schillay Fine Art

Boca Raton Museum of Art Show, Florida

Monmouth County Museum, NJ Peter Stroud Curator

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

Nabisco Corporation, East Hanover, NJ

Art Atlanta, GA

Corporate and Private Collections: (Partial List):
Jack Welch, retired Chairman  & C.E.O. General Electric

Abigail Johnson, Fidelity Funds

John Mutz, former Lt. Governor of Indiana

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Green, Epstein, Becker & Green, NYC

Henry Dunay, Henry Dunay Designs, NYC

Jonathan Barrett, V.P. Pfizer International, NYC

Joseph Reiter, Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain, Williams, Palm Beach, FL

Castrol International, Wayne, NJ

Florida Atlantic University Jupiter, FL

Ricoh Corporation, West Caldwell, NJ

Pfizer Corporation, NYC

Schering-Plough Corporation, Morristown NJ

Nathan Ancell, Founder & C.E.O. Ethan-Allen Inc, Danbury, CT

Kean University, Union, NJ

St. Mary’s Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL

Mechanical Contractors Association, Springfield, NJ

Life Systems Inc, Cleveland, OH

Joseph Courter #038; Son, builder of WTC, NYC

Omega World Travel Inc, Washington, DC

Racemark International, Ballston Spa, NY

Innumerable private patrons over the past 23 years