Ben Smith (b. 1941)

Enlightened Figure
Ben Smith, an Atlanta-based artist best known for creating massive woodblock prints, was born in 1941. The subjects of his work are often shamans, wizards, and other ceremonial figures, dressed in lavish robes or antique suits of armor, interacting with mythological creatures.
Smith teaches at both the Chastain Arts Center and the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. Three galleries—the Mason Murer Gallery in Atlanta; the Ann Jacob Gallery in Highlands, North Carolina; and the Framboyan Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana—feature Smith's work. His woodblock prints Enlightened Figure, Prophet (1964), and Suppliant are part of Georgia's State Art Collection.
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Diaz, Laura. "Ben Smith (b. 1941)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 01 October 2015. Web. 07 August 2020.
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