Ben Wilson Art Collection
Ben’s parents Morris and Mary Wilson who had emigrated from the Ukraine.
Ben as an infant with his father, in 1913.
Ben on a pony, five or six years old.
Ben, at age 15, with his mother and two sisters at Coney Island, in 1928.
Very early self portrait from the 1930’s.
Cubist self portrait from the 1930s.
Fellow WPA artist Evelyn Perlman, Ben’s future wife.
Ben at his first one-man show, at the Galerie Neuf, in 1946.
Ben, in his NYC studio with painting, 1940’s.
Ben as a new father, with Joanne in 1942.
At work on The Muckrakers in his NYC studio, in 1944.
Ben, Evelyn, and Joanne at the beach in Rockaway, New York, in 1945
Ben, Evelyn, and Joanne at the Statue of Liberty, in 1948.
Ben at work in 1954 on a figurative painting of a mythic theme.
Evelyn backdropped by one of Ben’s paintings at a 1950’s exhibition.
By the 1960's, Ben had transitioned to Abstract Expressionism.
Evelyn sculpting in her studio.
Best friends throughout a 65 year marriage.
Ben outside of his studio in Blairstown.
Ben and Evelyn, in the 1970’s, working alfresco before building their Blairstown, New Jersey studio.
Ben and Evelyn at a friend’s exhibition.
Ben and Evelyn, in the 1970’s, with one of Evelyn’s sculptures.
Ben and Evelyn at their winter home in Sarasota in the 1990’s.
Sporting his Miro hat.
At an exhibition of Ben’s work at the Millhouse Bundy Gallery in Waitsfield, Vermont, in 1996.
At work on an abstract painting, in the 1990’s.
Ben and Evelyn at their Blairstown, New Jersey house and studio, in the 1990’s with his beloved classic Oldsmobile Toronado.
Ben’s Blairstown studio in 2001, the year of his death.
Ben and Evelyn’s Blairstown, New Jersey 1780’s stone house.