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PAINTING SIGNED BEN COLLINS

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Posted 3 years ago

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joell123
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I PICKED THIS UP AT AN ESTATE SALE ITS A PAINTING FRAMED SIGNED BEN COLLINS. ANY INFO ON THE ARTIST AND PAINTING WOULD BE GREAT

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  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 3 years ago
    I found an artist named Ben Collins online, you can find a little info about him here: http://www.askart.com/askart/artist.aspx?artist=11094696

    Not sure if it's the same artist. The thing that surprises me, is that he used canvas board. When I was in art school, we always looked at canvas board as strictly amateur. The painting definitely doesn't look amateur! Very nice! (Ditch the frame!)
  2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
    Agree frame suxs and make it look cheap. Find a Antique frame and see if it won't look better. Nicely done and I think you have the right artist Stef.
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 3 years ago
    Love it, love it!
  4. Margie09, 2 years ago
    Hi, I'm not an art person but we have a similar painting that was hanging here when my parents bought their house in 1996. I was also wondering who Ben Collins was. I will take a picture and post it soon.
  5. sflm, 1 year ago
    Hi folks..i also have a ben collins..a beach dunes painting..painted on canvas board, signed by him and with the same exact frame as yours joell123. I have tried to research and even contacted the newman gallery online who also has a few Ben Collins paintings, though not sure if it is the same Ben Collins. Mine has paper and a sticker on the back as it once was a museum piece haging in philadelphia..where i think he originated from. I too would like more information but not much our there, almost like he led a clandestine life. There was an issue of LIfe magazine back in i think the 1950s that had an article and photos of the most up and coming artists. I bought the issue on ebay bc my friend was one of the artists when he was in art school..though when i met him he was 84 yrs old..Hazard was my friends first name. I should check and see if Ben Collins is in that group now that i think of it. Anyway, lets keep trying to solve this..about Ben Colins. My painting i got in Cape Cod, Ma for little money from a shop relocating that had to sell everything fast. Its the dunes of Provincetown. Research said he was famous for painting dunes but the collection owned by Newman Galleriies only had one that looked similar.
  6. canvasaccessories, 12 months ago
    Nice art. I saw some canvas frame here http://getcanvasplus.co.uk/canvas-accessories-and-tools.html, They are nice too. :)
  7. Dbrow, 7 months ago
    Ben Collins was artist at Beck Engraving In Philadelphia. My father worked there while Ben did. I have same picture of church in the fall. It's been framed but I think it's a print. It hung in my parent house forever! Would love to know more about this print, such as his inspiration for it. He passed in 1981 in Medford NJ. Ben was head of the art director there for years.

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