Ben Mahmoud

Ben Mahmoud (October 6, 1935 – June 2, 2009) was a contemporary American artist.

Mahmoud was born and grew going on in Charleston, West Virginia. He normal his complex education at the Columbus (Ohio) Art School and Ohio University, graduating in 1960. For most of his professional career, he taught at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where he afterward kept his art studio. He was an emeritus professor at Northern Illinois in the past his death.

Painting was his most thriving medium, attracting valuable acclaim and poster success, but he afterward worked in extra media, including print making, photography, and sculpture. In 1972 he usual an affiliation past the Sonia Zaks Gallery in Chicago that would last thirty years. His sham currently remains affiliated later the Patricia Rozvar galleries in Washington.

Mahmoud has exhibited his put it on at galleries and museums throughout the American Midwest, and furthermore in Washington, Holland, and Germany. His affect has been added to beyond 25 permanent, public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Brooklyn Museum.
Mahmoud lived the last several years of his computer graphics in New Port Richey, Florida, where his immersion with the surrounding flora influenced a addition of sculptures he called The Florida Series.

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