Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Benton Clark (1895-1964)

Benton Henderson Clark was born in Coshocton, Ohio in 1895 or possibly 1900. He was an illustrator of the west. After taking drawing lessons from Arthur Woelfle, Benton Clark went to New York City in 1913 to study at the National Academy of Design. About 1915 he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, selling some illustrations while still a student. After beginning work in the MGM art department in Culver City, California, he moved to Chicago to work for advertising art studios. By 1925, Clark was illustrating for "Liberty." Clark returned to New York City in 1932 where he shared a studio with his brother, Matt Clark, and painted illustrations for the leading magazines, "The Saturday Evening Post," "McCall's, " "Cosmopolitan," and "Good Housekeeping."

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