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“After several years experimenting with style and technique, I am developing a minimalist style of painting using areas of flat color in a semi-abstract way.” …Gary R. Benson

After graduating in 1955 from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Gary began a 6-year career as a commercial artist. Looking for more freedom in his creative bent, he decided to go back to art school for two years of fine art drawing and painting. Working at several jobs, painting in his spare time and visiting Europe for nine months, he came to work at the U.S. Post Office, which allowed him nights and weekends to paint. And now, many years later, retired from the U.S. Postal Service, he paints every day.

The beauty of our world has given artists through the centuries inspiration for creating art in their own particular way.