After taking a BA in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa in 1979, Benz returned in 1987 for another BA with a major in Art, and then in 1991, he graduated with an MA with a major in drawing. Between 1987 and 1996, he also served as Acting Director of the Gallery of Art and Adjunct instructor in the Art Dept. at UNI in Cedar Falls as well as Art Director for the North American Review.
With imagery suggesting 19th century prints, Blair Benz demonstrates highly polished skills in the difficult charcoal medium. In this series of refined, small pictures, he offers some masterful works.<br>Works of Blair L. Benz have been shown in the Gallery of Art in Eugene, Oregon, in the Mayor's Choice Exhibition in the Metropolitan Galleries in Cedar Falls, in the Iowa Artists Exhibit at the Des Moines Art Center, and in the Midlands Invitational 2000 at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha.
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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charcoal on arches paper
Drawing (Image making); Drawing (Visual works); Charcoal sticks; Arches (TM) paper