Vintage Oil Still Life Ben Wilks

Vintage Oil Still Life Ben Wilks


Ben Wilks
Still Life
c. 1940's
Oil on Canvas
24" x 29", Unframed
Signed in paint lower left

Excellent Condition - Minor wear consistent with age and history.

Ben Wilks was born in Toronto, Canada. He immigrated to LA, CA as a child.

After he served in WWII he enrolled in the Howard Jepson Art Institute. He opened a frame shop, Creative Artcraft in LA. He framed for museums and galleries throughout LA. He touched up and repaired damaged artwork for the Los Angeles County Museum. Now and then a celebrity would come in for custom framing.

Mr. Wilks painted with art student groups, en plein air, and in his LA studio. He also taught art classes in that studio from the 1950's until his retirement in the 1990's. He was a member of the Pacific Art Guild. He is in the permanent collection at the OMCA.

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