Benjamin West Clinedinst

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Benjamin West Clinedinst
Born (1859-10-14)October 14, 1859
Woodstock, Virginia
Died September 12, 1931(1931-09-12) (aged 71)
Pawling, New York
Education Virginia Military Institute
Parent(s) Barnett M. Clinedinst
Mary C. South
Relatives Barnett McFee Clinedinst, Jr., brother

Benjamin West Clinedinst (14 October 1859 – 12 September 1931) was an American illustrator and painter. His sympathetic collaboration with the various authors gave his work an especial charm.[1]

Biography

He was born on 14 October 1859 in Woodstock, Virginia to Barnett M. Clinedinst and Mary C. South.[1][2]

he attended Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.[3]

He studied for a year in Baltimore and for five years in Paris under Cabanel and Bonnat and first attracted attention in New York with his illustrations for Leslie's Weekly.[1]

He was awarded the Evans prize of the American Watercolor Society in 1900.[1] In 1894, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician, and became a full Academician in 1898.[2]

He died on 12 September 1931 in Pawling, New York.

Legacy

In 1947, the nonprofit Artists' Fellowship, Inc. established the Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal for exceptional artistic merit.[4] Past winners include William H. Bailey, Will Barnet, Stanley Bleifeld, Paul Cadmus, Lois Dodd, Jane Freilicher, Robert Beverly Hale, Paul Jenkins, Morton Kaish, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Robert Kipniss, Knox Martin, Louise Nevelson, Pat Oliphant, Philip Pearlstein, and Norman Rockwell.[5]

Paintings

He painted a mural of V.M.I. cadets at the 1864 Battle of New Market. The mural is today on display in V.M.I.'s Jackson Memorial Hall.

Family life

Clinedinst's father was photographer and inventor Barnett M. Clinedinst, who named his son after painter Benjamin West.[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Colby, F.; Williams, T., eds. (1914). "Clinedinst". New International Encyclopedia (2nd ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Davis, John (2004). Dearinger, David Bernard (ed.). Benjamin West Clinedinst. 1. pp. 109–110. Unknown parameter |encyclopedia= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Clinedinst". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Annual Award Event". Artists' Fellowship, Inc. Retrieved 2014-06-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Annual Award Event". Artists' Fellowship, Inc. Retrieved 2014-06-05. |section= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design: 1826-1925, edited by David Bernard Dearinger; published 2004 by Hudson Hills Press (via Google Books)
Additional attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainColby, F.; Williams, T., eds. (1914). "Clinedinst". New International Encyclopedia (2nd ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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