Biography: Ben Messick (1901-1981) Born: Strafford, MO; Studied: Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles); Member: California Art Club. Ben Messick was born in the Ozarks and spent his childhood there. When he was sixteen, he joined the armed forces and was sent to the European battle front. After recuperating from his wartime...... read more


Main Street Cafe Society, c. 1939, a limited edition stone lithograph by Ben Messick.

Exhibited: California Scene Paintings 1930 - 1960, Pasadena Museum of California Art, March - July, 2013.

California Scene Paintings 1930 - 1960, The Irvine Museum, January 18 - May 18, 2014.