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American artist Alexander O. Levy (1881-1947) was a painter, illustrator, print maker and designer who born in 1881 in Bonn, Germany and died in 1947 in Buffalo, New York. At age 3 he was brought to Cincinatti, Ohio, and later moved to Buffalo, New York, where he was an illustrator, commercial artist and painter. Alexander Levy studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy with Frank Duveneck, and also studied with William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. He was a member of the Buffalo Society of Sanity and Art, exhibited at the Salons of America, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the Albright Art Gallery. Alexander O. Levy's style included elements of impressionism and realism. Levy is one of The Benjaman Gallery's most beloved artists, and has amassed a collection of over ten paintings.
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American artist Virginia Cuthbert (1908-2001) was born in 1908 in West Newton, Pennsylvania. She was a magic realist or surrealist artist painting moody pictures of people in architectural settings. Among many covers painted for Fortune Magazine, the June 1951 issue stands out; depicts a powerful image, both realistic and symbolic, of an aluminum production plant with a foreground filled with red pipes converging to a black building sending smoke to a darkly expressive sky. Virginia Cuthbert received her BFA degree in 1930 from the University of Syracuse. Aided by an August Hazard Fellowship for European Study, Cuthbert worked with Colin Gill in London, attending the Chelsea Polytechnical Institute and had her work critiqued by Augustus John, the famous British portrait painter. Viginia Cuthbert and her husband, Philip C. Elliott, were professors in the Art Department of the University of Buffalo, from the early 1950's till they retired together in 1969.
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American artist Milton Rogovin (b. 1909) was born in New York City in 1909. Rogovin graduated from Columbia University in 1931 with a degree in Optometry and a deep concern for the rights of the working class. He moved to Buffalo, New York in 1939. That same year he purchased his first camera, but was soon inducted in the U.S. Army. Upon his discharge, he returned to Buffalo and his growing family. Milton Rogovin's first photographic series documenting store-front church services in Buffalo, took three years to complete and the photographs from this series were published in Aperture magazine. Noted African-American historian W.E. DuBois introduced Rogovin's work to an audience beyond Buffalo with his accompanying essay. Milton Rogovin's most powerful images come from his depictions of the people of Buffalo's Lower West Side. He photographed the same people three of four times over multiple year spans, and published the book, "Triptychs, Buffalo's Lower West Side Revisited."
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American artist Robert Noel Blair (1912-2003) was a prolific western New York artist, painter, sculptor, print maker and teacher. He is best known for his rural life, desert landscapes and WWII scenes. Blair has painted throughout western New York, Maine, Vermont and the American Southwest. His paintings are noted for their range of color, fluidity and movement. Blair is nationally known for his watercolors, but also worked in oils, pen and ink, sculpture, acrylics and drawing. His work is represented in many museums and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, Colgate University and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Collection of Marine Paintings. The Ford Motor Company owns ten of his paintings, and he also painted a large mural for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 1947. Robert Blair is listed in the 33rd Biannual Edition of Who's Who in American Art. His work has been the subject of articles in Art News, Art Digest, Plein-Air Magazine and the New York Times.
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American artist James "Jimmy" C. Litz (1949-2009) was a self-taught artist known for his primitive naive style paintings that feature colorful and humorous characters and scenes. With no formal art training, James started painting when he was 33 years old. After being drafted in 1968 by the U.S. Army, and serving in the Vietnam War, James returned home and found he had great difficulty adjusting to civilian life. While in therapy, James was asked what he liked to do as a child, and he recalled how much he enjoyed the coloring books from his youth. With that one memory his new life as a naive artist was born. Little did he know at the time that his new-found talent would lead to national and international recognition. Permanent displays include the National Vietnam Veterans War Art Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, the President Bush Library and the International Folk Art Museum. His work is soon to be added to the Burchfield-Penny Art Museum. The Benjaman Gallery was the first to exhibit Litz's work publicly.
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American artist Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) was one of the most original artists of the 20th century. Charles Burchfield was a master of the watercolor medium. His work emcompassed emotionally-charged landscapes, joyful, brooding and often fantastic, closely observed American scene paintings of life in western New York. Born in 1893 in Ohio, Charles Burchfield spent his childhood entirely in the Midwest and in 1912 entered the Cleveland School of Art. In 1921, Burchfield moved to Buffalo, New York, to work as a designer for a wallpaper company, and in this time his work became more realistic. He painted city buildings, viaducts, elevated railways and his neighbor's backyards. In 1929 he quit his job to paint full time, continuing in the vein he started after settling in Buffalo. In his later years, Burchfield was the recipient of many honors including the Dawson Memorial Medal, Honorary Degrees from Harvard and Hamilton College and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, followed by that organization's Gold Medal in 1959.
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