Ben Messick papers, 1934-1965

Messick, Benjamin Newton, b. 1901 d. 1981
Painter, Educator
Active in Calif.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Scrapbooks; photographs; and publications.

REEL 1: Scrapbook of newspaper and other clippings; 60 photographs, ca. 1940's-1960, of Messick, his paintings and Messick instructing at the Chouninard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA.; and 39 publications containing articles about him or advertising his appearances or classes.

REEL LA 9: Scrapbook, 1934-1965, including clippings, publicity, and illustrations.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, instructor; Long Beach, California. Full name Benjamin Newton Messick.

Material on reel 1 donated 1962 by Ben Messick; material on reel LA9 lent for microfilming 1965 by Messick.

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