Ben Norris Biography

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Ben Norris (1910 – 2006) Born in Redlands, California on Sept. 6, 1910. Ben Norris studied privately with Frederic Taubes and Stanton MacDonald-Wright, and at Pomona College, Harvard University, and the Sorbonne in Paris. During 1934-35 he was employed by the Disney Studios. He was a professor of art at the University of Hawaii after 1937 and a resident of Brooklyn, New York in the 1990s.

Exh: Santa Monica Art Association, 1934; California Watercolor Society, 1935-53; Pomona College, 1935, 1946; Oakland Art Gallery, 1936; NY World's Fair, 1939; California Palace Legion of Honor, 1945; Crocker Art Gallery, 1946; Santa Barbara Museum, 1946.

In: New York Public Library; Library of Congress; Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Biography Courtesy of:

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

Who's Who in American Art 1938-70; Who's Who in California 1942; Encounters With Paradise.

California Watercolor