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Benita Giller, American artist. Member Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Austin Visual Arts Association.


Giller, Benita was born on May 9, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Robert Ablin and Elaine (Lee) Gold.


Student, University Texas, 1952. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Southern Methodist University, 1972. Master of Fine Arts, University North Texas, 1977.


Graduate art. instructor University North Texas, Denton, 1975-1977. Art. instructor Dallas County Community Colleges, 1978-1981. Freelance wildlife (bird) illustrator Austin, Texas, since 1983.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman exhibits include University North Texas Student Union, Heard Museum, McKinney, Tex, Dallas Museum Natural History, 1989, New Mexico Museum Natural History, Albuquerque, 1990, Austin Nature Center, 1991. Exhibited with Lee Simpson, Benita Giller Two Person Show, Adelle M Gallery 78. Represented in permanent collections University North Texas Art Department Gallery and Student Union.

      Group exhibits include University Texas, Austin, Del Mar College, Indiana State University, Denver Art Museum, Dallas City Hall, Dallas Museum Art, Dallas County Exhibition, Southwest Print & Drawing Show, University Texas, Southern Methodist University, St. Johns University, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1988, Wildlife Gallery Art National Wildlife Federation, Washington, 1989, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum Natural History, Washington, 1989, numerous others.


Member Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Austin Visual Arts Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: wilderness travel, birding.


Married Donald Wayne Giller, March 29, 1953. Children: Cole A., Dean Ablin.

Robert Ablin Gold

Elaine (Lee) Gold

Donald Wayne Giller

Cole A. Giller

Dean Ablin Giller