Benjamin Creme

benjamin creme

The Los Angeles Police Department recently recovered more than 1,300 pieces of Benjamin Creme’s stolen artwork. Credit…Michael Flaum, via Associated Press.

This article introduced me to Scottish artist Benjamin Creme.

Mr. Creme, who died in 2016 at 93, was born in Scotland and started painting at age 13. At 16 he dropped out of school to focus on his art… Inspired by modernism, Mr. Creme was known for his abstract expressionist work, employing vibrant colors and geometric shapes.

His biography and work can be seen here.

(Jaclyn Peiser, “Stolen Without a Trace, Artwork Turns Up 7 Years Later in Los Angeles,” NYTimes, 11-7-19)

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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