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Ben Stahl, American artist, author. named to Society Illustrators Hall of Fame, 1979. Member Florida Art Commission, 1965-1987.


Stahl, Ben was born on September 7, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Ben F. and Grace (Meyer) Stahl.


Student public schools.


Member founding faculty Famous Artists Schools, Westport, Connecticut, since 1949. Founder, vice president Sarasota Museum of Cross (created all paintings and drawings exhibited) (all paintings stolen 1968)).


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  • Other Work

    • Illustrator, Sat. Evening Post, other national magazines, since 1933, exhibitor, National Academy of Design, Chicago Art Institute, Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, others, one-man shows, Society Illinois, New York City, 1945, Stevens Gross Galleries, Chicago, 1950, Scarab Club, Detroit, 1951, Sarasota Art Association, 1950, Chicago, 1969, Bridgeport University, 1969, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1970, Topflight Gallery, 1971, Parker Playhouse Gallery, 1971, Red Piano Gallery, Hilton Head, South Carolina, 1975, Columbia (South Carolina) Museum Art, 1976, Fenn Galleries Limited, 1978, Gallerie Macler, 1981. Painter, exhibitor 14 stations of cross for, Catholic Bible and Catholic Press, Chicago, 1955.

      Illustrator 2 vols.: Gone With the Wind, 1960, Madame Bovary, Little Women. Conductor: television series Journey into Art with Ben Stahl for, South Carolina Educational television network, 1976.

      (Recipient 62 national awards for painting and illustration including, Saltus gold medal National Academy of Design 1949). Author, illustrator: Blackbeard's Ghost, 1965 (Sequoia Book award for best children's book 1966, Walt Disney film 1968). Author: The Secret of Red Skull, 1971.

      Inventor spray glazing medium for painters.


Member Florida Art Commission, 1965-1987.


Married Ella M. Lehocky, December 19, 1940. Children– Ben F., Gail, Regina, David.

Ben F. Stahl

Grace (Meyer) Stahl

Ella M. Lehocky

Ben F. Stahl

Gail Stahl

Regina Stahl

David Stahl