Karl Benjamin, 1925-2012


Photo by Will Lester

Karl Benjamin in his Claremont studio in 2008

Karl Benjamin, a nationally renowned painter whose work achieved a 21st century vogue, died Thursday at age 86. He had lived in Claremont since 1952.

My Sunday column is about him. Read it here. You can also read his LA Times obituary here and visit his website here.

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  • Evelyn George

    In your obituary of Karl Benjamin you state that he attended a college “now known” as the University of Redlands. I was a student there at the same time as were Karl and his wife, and the University of Redlands was always known by that name. In his obituary in the LA Times, the same error was made.


    [Thanks for the correction, Evelyn — and for undoubtedly being among my oldest blog commenters! — DA]