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Portrait painter, Wall painter, Lithographer, Illustrator, b. 1910 - d. 1987

Author and artist Ben Stah was a pioneer whose specialty was figural paintings. Stahl was the originator of the Journey into Art with Ben Stahl series on public television in 1976. Additionally, Stahl did the illustrations and covers for many magazines and books, including two novels he wrote. He did over 750 illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post, and was one of the founders of the Famous Artists School, which taught drawing via correspondence courses. As an artist, Ben Stahl received commissions by such varied clients as MGM, the United States military, and the Catholic Church.

Ben Stahl paintings prices have remained remarkably stable, and can be found easily at auction. Ben Stahl's joy of painting showed in his approach. He said, "I want my paintings to excite the senses." Find your joy by viewing many excellent figural paintings for sale by various artists online at Invaluable.

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    • Ben Stahl (1910-1987), Prancing Nude, Acrylic/Board
      Jun. 25, 2024

      Ben Stahl (1910-1987), Prancing Nude, Acrylic/Board

      Est: $250 - $350

      Property of Louanne Laroche, Laroche Collection, South Carolina Description: Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987), Prancing Nude, Acrylic on Board, 1970, signed and dated lower left, inscribed with title, date, and signed on verso, depicting a reclining nude, unframed. Ben Stahl was an American artist, illustrator, author and teacher. His talent was evident from a young age when he won a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago at age twelve and then exhibited In their International Watercolor Show when he was sixteen. Stahl taught at the Art Institute, the American Academy of Art, the Art Student's League of New York and the Pratt Institute. He also did advertising work, was an official US Air Force artist, created movie posters and illustrated for newspapers and books, in addition to writing two of his own novels. Stahl was inducted into the Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1979 and was a co-founder of the Famous Artists School. He opened the Museum of the Cross in Sarasota, Florida, in 1965 to feature the stations of the cross he had completed as a commission for the Catholic Press. In 1969, all but two of the paintings housed in the museum were stolen, they have never been recovered. Measurements: Height: 16 in. x Width: 9 in. Condition: Good condition, wear to edges with some small losses to paint, possibly from previous framing. Notice to bidders: The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the conditions of aging. PHOTOS MAY ALSO ACT AS A CONDITION REPORT. Please review all photos closely prior to bidding. Complete condition reports are available by request, no later than 24 hours prior to the live auction. All lots are offered and sold 'AS IS’, and Everard Auctions will not provide refunds based on condition. Timepiece movements, lighting and electrics have not been tested, and art has not been examined out of the frame unless otherwise stated. We do not guarantee the condition of frames. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee or via the Internet, you signify that you agree to be bound by the conditions of sale. Everard Auctions does not provide any shipping or packing services. We recommend that all potential buyers obtain pack/ship estimates prior to bidding. Please contact us for a list of recommended shippers.

      Everard Auctions and Appraisals
    • Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987), Sisters, 1969, O/B
      Jun. 25, 2024

      Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987), Sisters, 1969, O/B

      Est: $300 - $500

      Property of Louanne Laroche, Laroche Collection, South Carolina Description: Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987), Sisters, 1969, Oil on Illustration Board, signed and dated lower left, inscribed on verso with title, signature and Nov 27, 1969, Savannah, GA, #46, depicting two seated women, unframed. Ben Stahl was an American artist, illustrator, author and teacher. His talent was evident from a young age when he won a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago at age twelve and then exhibited In their International Watercolor Show when he was sixteen. Stahl taught at the Art Institute, the American Academy of Art, the Art Student's League of New York and the Pratt Institute. He also did advertising work, was an official US Air Force artist, created movie posters and illustrated for newspapers and books, in addition to writing two of his own novels. Stahl was inducted into the Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1979 and was a co-founder of the Famous Artists School. He opened the Museum of the Cross in Sarasota, Florida, in 1965 to feature the stations of the cross he had completed as a commission for the Catholic Press. In 1969, all but two of the paintings housed in the museum were stolen, they have never been recovered. Measurements: Height: 13 in. x Width: 11 1/4 in. Condition: Overall good condition, wear to edges, possibly from previous framing. Notice to bidders: The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the conditions of aging. PHOTOS MAY ALSO ACT AS A CONDITION REPORT. Please review all photos closely prior to bidding. Complete condition reports are available by request, no later than 24 hours prior to the live auction. All lots are offered and sold 'AS IS’, and Everard Auctions will not provide refunds based on condition. Timepiece movements, lighting and electrics have not been tested, and art has not been examined out of the frame unless otherwise stated. We do not guarantee the condition of frames. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee or via the Internet, you signify that you agree to be bound by the conditions of sale. Everard Auctions does not provide any shipping or packing services. We recommend that all potential buyers obtain pack/ship estimates prior to bidding. Please contact us for a list of recommended shippers.

      Everard Auctions and Appraisals
    • Ben Stahl (1910-1987), The Beach at St. Ives, Oil/B
      Jun. 25, 2024

      Ben Stahl (1910-1987), The Beach at St. Ives, Oil/B

      Est: $500 - $700

      Property of Louanne Laroche, Laroche Collection, South Carolina Description: Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987), The Beach at St. Ives, Oil on Illustration Board, 1969 , signed and dated lower left, inscribed with title 'The Beach at St. Ives, Cornwall, Eng. 1969', and exhibition history 'exhibited at Jade Gallery, FAS Gallery, Westport, University of …' on verso, depicting figures sunbathing on the beach, unframed. Ben Stahl was an American artist, illustrator, author and teacher. His talent was evident from a young age when he won a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago at age twelve and then exhibited In their International Watercolor Show when he was sixteen. Stahl taught at the Art Institute, the American Academy of Art, the Art Student's League of New York and the Pratt Institute. He also did advertising work, was an official US Air Force artist, created movie posters and illustrated for newspapers and books, in addition to writing two of his own novels. Stahl was inducted into the Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1979 and was a co-founder of the Famous Artists School. He opened the Museum of the Cross in Sarasota, Florida, in 1965 to feature the stations of the cross he had completed as a commission for the Catholic Press. In 1969, all but two of the paintings housed in the museum were stolen, they have never been recovered. Measurements: Height: 11 in. x Width: 13 1/4 in. Condition: Good condition, wear to edges, with some small losses to paint, possibly from previous framing. Notice to bidders: The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the conditions of aging. PHOTOS MAY ALSO ACT AS A CONDITION REPORT. Please review all photos closely prior to bidding. Complete condition reports are available by request, no later than 24 hours prior to the live auction. All lots are offered and sold 'AS IS’, and Everard Auctions will not provide refunds based on condition. Timepiece movements, lighting and electrics have not been tested, and art has not been examined out of the frame unless otherwise stated. We do not guarantee the condition of frames. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee or via the Internet, you signify that you agree to be bound by the conditions of sale. Everard Auctions does not provide any shipping or packing services. We recommend that all potential buyers obtain pack/ship estimates prior to bidding. Please contact us for a list of recommended shippers.

      Everard Auctions and Appraisals
    • Ben Stahl, Nudes, Black & White, 1969, Oil on Board
      Jun. 25, 2024

      Ben Stahl, Nudes, Black & White, 1969, Oil on Board

      Est: $600 - $800

      Property of Louanne Laroche, Laroche Collection, South Carolina Description: Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987), Nudes, Black and White, 1969, Oil on Illustration Board, signed and dated lower left, inscribed on verso with title, signature, date and #34, unframed. Ben Stahl was an American artist, illustrator, author and teacher. His talent was evident from a young age when he won a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago at age twelve and then exhibited In their International Watercolor Show when he was sixteen. Stahl taught at the Art Institute, the American Academy of Art, the Art Student's League of New York and the Pratt Institute. He also did advertising work, was an official US Air Force artist, created movie posters and illustrated for newspapers and books, in addition to writing two of his own novels. Stahl was inducted into the Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1979 and was a co-founder of the Famous Artists School. He opened the Museum of the Cross in Sarasota, Florida, in 1965 to feature the stations of the cross he had completed as a commission for the Catholic Press. In 1969, all but two of the paintings housed in the museum were stolen, they have never been recovered. Measurements: Height: 18 1/4 in. x Width: 13 1/4 in. Condition: Overall good condition, wear to edges, possibly from previous framing, some foxing particularly to lower edge. Notice to bidders: The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the conditions of aging. PHOTOS MAY ALSO ACT AS A CONDITION REPORT. Please review all photos closely prior to bidding. Complete condition reports are available by request, no later than 24 hours prior to the live auction. All lots are offered and sold 'AS IS’, and Everard Auctions will not provide refunds based on condition. Timepiece movements, lighting and electrics have not been tested, and art has not been examined out of the frame unless otherwise stated. We do not guarantee the condition of frames. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee or via the Internet, you signify that you agree to be bound by the conditions of sale. Everard Auctions does not provide any shipping or packing services. We recommend that all potential buyers obtain pack/ship estimates prior to bidding. Please contact us for a list of recommended shippers.

      Everard Auctions and Appraisals
    • Benjamin Stahl Oil, "Joselito"
      Mar. 02, 2024

      Benjamin Stahl Oil, "Joselito"

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (American 1910-1987) "Joselito,"  oil on canvas, signed, titled,dated and inscribed verso, "Ben Stahl, Aug. 2, 1976, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico, " framed.  Dimensions: 30 x 40. in. canvas size, 38 x 47 in. as framed.  Condition: Very good with no damage or restoration.

      Neue Auctions
    • Benjamin Stahl Oil, Flamenco Dancers
      Mar. 02, 2024

      Benjamin Stahl Oil, Flamenco Dancers

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (American 1910-1987) Flamenco Dancers, oil on canvas laid on panel, signed lower right, framed. Dimensions: 28.5 x 70 in. canvas size, 37 x 78 in. as framed.  Condition: Very good, small paint loss/abrasion lower center at bottom edge of canvas.

      Neue Auctions
    • BENJAMIN STAHL, (1910-1978) OIL ON BOARD
      Feb. 08, 2024

      BENJAMIN STAHL, (1910-1978) OIL ON BOARD

      Est: $300 - $600

      Portrait of woman at Harvest Sight- 13" x 18 1/2" Overall- 20" x 25"

      Robert Slawinski Auctioneers, Inc.
    • Benjamin Stahl 'Go Places' O/B Painting
      Feb. 04, 2024

      Benjamin Stahl 'Go Places' O/B Painting

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      A Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910-1987) oil on paperboard figural painting titled 'Go Places' depicting a traveling woman in an overcoat and hat in front of a France tourism poster. Signed lower left. Presented in a wooden frame behind glass. Provenance: From the private collection of Yank Lee Sefton of Laguna Beach, CA. Originally purchased from Ciro’s restaurant in Los Angeles in the early 1970’s. Sight: 15" x 11.25"

      Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
    • (2) Ben Stahl (1910-1987) USA, Drawings
      Jan. 21, 2024

      (2) Ben Stahl (1910-1987) USA, Drawings

      Est: $200 - $400

      (2) Ben Stahl (1910-1987) USA, Drawings. Signed along bottom. One of a nude woman seated. Other one of a female figure in show attire. Spots throughout. Overall Size: 13 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. Largest. Sight Size: 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987) was active/lived in Florida, Connecticut, Illinois / Mexico. Benjamin Stahl is known for Female figure-interior, illustrator. #5363 #6

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910 - 1987)
      Nov. 29, 2023

      Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910 - 1987)

      Est: $350 - $700

      Benjamin Stahl (Florida, Connecticut, Illinois / Mexico, 1910 - 1987) Oil on Board. Signed lower right. Sight Size: 20.25 x 18.25 in. Overall Framed Size: 29 x 27 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910 - 1987)
      Nov. 29, 2023

      Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910 - 1987)

      Est: $300 - $600

      Benjamin Stahl (Florida, Connecticut, Illinois / Mexico, 1910 - 1987) Oil on Board. Signed lower right. Signed, dated (1972) and inscribed verso. Sight Size: 16.5 x 9.5 in. Overall Framed Size: 23.5 x 16.5 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910 - 1987)
      Nov. 29, 2023

      Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910 - 1987)

      Est: $300 - $600

      Benjamin Stahl (Florida, Connecticut, Illinois / Mexico, 1910 - 1987) "Lady in Pink Gown" - 1972 Oil on Board. Signed and dated ('72) lower right. Sight Size: 11.5 x 9.5 in. Overall Framed Size: 19 x 16 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910 - 1987)
      Nov. 29, 2023

      Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910 - 1987)

      Est: $300 - $600

      Benjamin Stahl (Florida, Connecticut, Illinois / Mexico, 1910 - 1987) Oil on Board. Signed lower left. Sight Size: 10 x 8 in. Overall Framed Size: 16.25 x 14.25 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Benjamin Stahl 'Go Places' O/B Painting
      Oct. 14, 2023

      Benjamin Stahl 'Go Places' O/B Painting

      Est: $750 - $1,500

      A Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910-1987) oil on paperboard figural painting titled 'Go Places' depicting a traveling woman in an overcoat and hat in front of a France tourism poster. Signed lower left. Presented in a wooden frame behind glass. Provenance: From the private collection of Yank Lee Sefton of Laguna Beach, CA. Originally purchased from Ciro’s restaurant in Los Angeles in the early 1970’s. Sight: 15" x 11.25"

      Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
    • Benjamin Stahl '1947 Rosenblum' O/B Painting
      Oct. 14, 2023

      Benjamin Stahl '1947 Rosenblum' O/B Painting

      Est: $750 - $1,500

      A Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910-1987) oil on paperboard figural painting titled '1947 Rosenblum' depicting a woman wearing a suit skirt and holding a map standing to the side of her car. Signed lower left. Presented in a wooden frame. Provenance: From the private collection of Yank Lee Sefton of Laguna Beach, CA. Originally purchased from Ciro’s restaurant in Los Angeles in the early 1970’s. Sight: 14" x 11.75"

      Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
    • Ben Stahl (1910-1987) "Redheaded Girl"
      Aug. 06, 2023

      Ben Stahl (1910-1987) "Redheaded Girl"

      Est: $250 - $500

      Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987) "Redheaded Girl" Oil on Board. Signed and dated ('72) lower right. Old gallery label verso. Sight Size: 9 x 12 in. Overall Framed Size: 14 x 17 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • (2) Ben Stahl (1910-1987) Nude Paintings
      Aug. 06, 2023

      (2) Ben Stahl (1910-1987) Nude Paintings

      Est: $300 - $600

      (2) Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987) (Left) "Two Nudes on Grass" - 1972 Oil on Board. Signed and dated lower left. Sight Size: 9.5 x 12.5 in. Overall Framed Size: 16 x 19 in. (Right) "No Ropa" - 1972 Oil on Board. Signed upper right. Sight Size: 16 x 10.5 in. Overall Framed Size: 20.5 x 15 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Ben Stahl (1910-1987) Reclining Nude Painting
      Aug. 06, 2023

      Ben Stahl (1910-1987) Reclining Nude Painting

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987) "Reclining Nude" Oil on Board. Signed and dated (1969) lower right. Sight Size: 20 x 26 in. Overall Framed Size: 30 x 35 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Ben Stahl (1910-1987) Painting of a Family
      Aug. 06, 2023

      Ben Stahl (1910-1987) Painting of a Family

      Est: $400 - $800

      Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987) "Portrait of a Family" - 1972 Oil on Board. Signed lower left. Inscribed verso by the artist. Sight Size: 22 x 13 in. Overall Framed Size: 30 x 21 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Ben Stahl (1910-1987) "Rest Period"
      Aug. 06, 2023

      Ben Stahl (1910-1987) "Rest Period"

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987) "Rest Period" Oil on Canvas. Signed and dated ('86) lower left. 'Colorado Historical Society' label verso. Sight Size: 24 x 30 in. Overall Framed Size: 31 x 36.5 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • (2) Ben Stahl (1910-1987) American, Lithographs
      May. 21, 2023

      (2) Ben Stahl (1910-1987) American, Lithographs

      Est: $200 - $400

      (2) Ben Stahl Artist Proofs. Signed in lower right in pencil. Signed on art work in upper right corner. Bar scene with woman swinging over crowd. Black and white. Water damage in lower corner on back. Paper torn in one spot along top. Bar scene with musician playing piano in corner. Water damage in lower corner on back. Some water spots on front on both pieces. Embossed paper. Benjamin Albert Stahl was a painter and illustrator, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, lived in Weston, Connecticut in the 1940s and 1950s, and then settled in Sarasota, Florida. There he was Vice President of the Sarasota Art Association. Overall size: 27 x 30 1/2 in. Image size: 16 1/2 x 20 1/4 in. #1475 Location BC

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • Ben Stahl (1910-1987) American, Pen & Ink
      May. 20, 2023

      Ben Stahl (1910-1987) American, Pen & Ink

      Est: $400 - $800

      Titled "San Francisco", pen & ink drawing, signed lower right. Depicts a female figure being oogled by men in the distance. Benjamin Albert Stahl was active/lived in Florida, Connecticut, Illinois / Mexico, and is known for female figure-interior, illustrator. Overall size: 15 1/2 x 14 in. Image size: 8 x 5 in. #3250 #3

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910-1987) Oil Painting
      Apr. 30, 2023

      Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910-1987) Oil Painting

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910-1987) Painting. Title - Christ. Oil on artist board painting. Signed lower right Stahl 73. Sight size measures 11.5 inches high, 8.75 inches wide. Frame measures 18.25 inches high, 15 inches wide. Wallers Gallery of Tampa, Florida label on the reverse. In good condition. Light retouch along the bottom frame edge. From Askart: Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910-1987) was a painter and illustrator, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, lived in Weston, Connecticut in the 1940s and 1950s, and then settled in Sarasota, Florida. There he was Vice President of the Sarasota Art Association. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and then became a magazine and book illustrator whose publications included American Artist, Saturday Evening Post, Magazine World, the anniversary edition of Gone With The Wind and Blackbeard's Ghost. Commissions included the depiction of the fourteen stations of the cross for the Catholic Bible and Catholic Press in Chicago in 1955. He taught at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and was a founding faculty member of the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut. Ben Stahl lived in San Miguel Allende, Mexico the last years of his life. Before that he lived and worked in Sarasota, Florida, where he also built a circular museum building that housed his collection of large paintings illustrated for a later version of The Bible. Still a mystery, the museum was broken into and the collection stolen and never recovered. His wife was his favorite model. From Illustrationhistory.org: Born in Chicago in 1910, Ben Stahl was introduced to the world of art by his grandmother. She took him on visits to the Chicago Art Institute and other galleries beginning when he was six years old and continuing until he was fifteen. After these adventures she would buy him oilcloth, brushes, and paints, and he would create masterpieces on the front porch of the family home. Stahl also read voraciously, which did not translate into academic excellence. However, when he was in seventh grade, he received a scholarship to attend Saturday morning lectures at the Chicago Art Institute. He would spend his Saturday afternoons drawing live animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo and the stuffed variety at the Field Museum, honing his knowledge of animal anatomy. After high school, Stahl got a job as an apprentice at a commercial art studio. One of the partners, realizing Stahl was ambitious and talented, encouraged him to draw and paint to create a portfolio. It was the contents of this portfolio that landed him a job at Chicago's most prestigious art studio. During his time there and at other studios, plus a stint as a journalist for the Chicago Daily News, Stahl continued to develop a unique style, influenced by the Impressionists, which he felt would carry the mood and the emotional impact of commercial illustrations. Ironically, Stahl's first assignment for The Saturday Evening Post was to illustrate a sea story - this for an artist who had never seen either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans! The editors liked his work, and there followed four years of marine-themed assignments. Eventually Stahl asked for a change, so his next assignment was set in the desert - which he had also never seen. He was being noticed, however, and eventually he decided to move to New York and become a freelance illustrator. He illustrated over 750 stories for the Post along with a number of other magazines, and he continued to explore new approaches in his easel painting. In 1951, Stahl was commissioned to paint The 14 Stations of the Cross for a special edition Bible published in 1952 by the Catholic Press of Chicago. For this assignment Stahl spent over three months in Jerusalem making preliminary sketches and conducting extensive research before beginning the paintings. These 45 x 34 inch oil on canvas paintings became part of the collection of the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1965, Stahl created another series of mural-sized Stations of the Cross which were housed in the Museum of the Cross, which he designed, in Sarasota, Florida. Four years later, all of the large 9 x 6 feet canvases were stolen - an art theft estimated at $1.5 million ($10 million when adjusted for inflation). The paintings were never recovered.

      Myers Fine Art
    • Benjamin Stahl (Am., 1910-1987) Nude Oil Painting
      Apr. 30, 2023

      Benjamin Stahl (Am., 1910-1987) Nude Oil Painting

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Benjamin Stahl (American, 1910-1987) Painting. Title - Reclining Nude. Oil on artist board painting. Signed upper right Stahl 1971. Measures 31.5 inches high, 40 inches wide. Frame measures 36 inches high, 44 inches wide. In good condition. From Askart: Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910-1987) was a painter and illustrator, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, lived in Weston, Connecticut in the 1940s and 1950s, and then settled in Sarasota, Florida. There he was Vice President of the Sarasota Art Association. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and then became a magazine and book illustrator whose publications included American Artist, Saturday Evening Post, Magazine World, the anniversary edition of Gone With The Wind and Blackbeard's Ghost. Commissions included the depiction of the fourteen stations of the cross for the Catholic Bible and Catholic Press in Chicago in 1955. He taught at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and was a founding faculty member of the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut. Ben Stahl lived in San Miguel Allende, Mexico the last years of his life. Before that he lived and worked in Sarasota, Florida, where he also built a circular museum building that housed his collection of large paintings illustrated for a later version of The Bible. Still a mystery, the museum was broken into and the collection stolen and never recovered. His wife was his favorite model. From Illustrationhistory.org: Born in Chicago in 1910, Ben Stahl was introduced to the world of art by his grandmother. She took him on visits to the Chicago Art Institute and other galleries beginning when he was six years old and continuing until he was fifteen. After these adventures she would buy him oilcloth, brushes, and paints, and he would create masterpieces on the front porch of the family home. Stahl also read voraciously, which did not translate into academic excellence. However, when he was in seventh grade, he received a scholarship to attend Saturday morning lectures at the Chicago Art Institute. He would spend his Saturday afternoons drawing live animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo and the stuffed variety at the Field Museum, honing his knowledge of animal anatomy. After high school, Stahl got a job as an apprentice at a commercial art studio. One of the partners, realizing Stahl was ambitious and talented, encouraged him to draw and paint to create a portfolio. It was the contents of this portfolio that landed him a job at Chicago's most prestigious art studio. During his time there and at other studios, plus a stint as a journalist for the Chicago Daily News, Stahl continued to develop a unique style, influenced by the Impressionists, which he felt would carry the mood and the emotional impact of commercial illustrations. Ironically, Stahl's first assignment for The Saturday Evening Post was to illustrate a sea story - this for an artist who had never seen either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans! The editors liked his work, and there followed four years of marine-themed assignments. Eventually Stahl asked for a change, so his next assignment was set in the desert - which he had also never seen. He was being noticed, however, and eventually he decided to move to New York and become a freelance illustrator. He illustrated over 750 stories for the Post along with a number of other magazines, and he continued to explore new approaches in his easel painting. In 1951, Stahl was commissioned to paint The 14 Stations of the Cross for a special edition Bible published in 1952 by the Catholic Press of Chicago. For this assignment Stahl spent over three months in Jerusalem making preliminary sketches and conducting extensive research before beginning the paintings. These 45 x 34 inch oil on canvas paintings became part of the collection of the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1965, Stahl created another series of mural-sized Stations of the Cross which were housed in the Museum of the Cross, which he designed, in Sarasota, Florida. Four years later, all of the large 9 x 6 feet canvases were stolen - an art theft estimated at $1.5 million ($10 million when adjusted for inflation). The paintings were never recovered.

      Myers Fine Art
    • Ben Stahl Signed & Numbered Lithograph
      Mar. 02, 2023

      Ben Stahl Signed & Numbered Lithograph

      Est: $50 - $100

      Ben Stahl Signed & Numbered Lithograph [One Sunday Morning on the Oregon Trail, #61/950, 1982]. Measures 25 x 28.25 inches sheet size. Image area is in NM-MT condition, top corners of sheet are bumped. Unframed, loose and not glued or mounted. If lot is absent of a condition report one may be requested via email. Condition report is provided as an opinion only and is no guarantee as condition can be subjective. Buyer must view photographs or scans to assist in determining condition and ask further questions if so desired. Our in-house shipping department will gladly pack and ship any item that fits into a 14x14x14 inch or 30x5x24 inch or equivalent or smaller box/folio if it is not fragile or over 25lbs. We will charge for labor to pack and process based on actual time it takes, actual cost of materials used to pack and actual shipper charges that will include insurance and signature required. We generally use USPS and Fed Ex and compare the pricing between the two. Books maximum box size will be 14x14x14 inch or equivalent and will be shipped USPS Media Mail unless otherwise requested. We gladly will give shipping estimates prior to auction. Please make this request at least 24 hours prior to auction for our shipping department to respond. If your invoice is for multiple items, we will use our discretion on requiring the use of an outside shipper. We reserve the right to require an outside shipper on any item(s) in the auction even if not stated.

      Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
    • Ben Stahl (1910-1987) American, Oil on Canvas
      Jan. 08, 2023

      Ben Stahl (1910-1987) American, Oil on Canvas

      Est: $5,000 - $6,000

      Ben Stahl (1910-1987) American, Oil on Canvas. Titled "Rosin Back" 1962. Signed and titled on verso. Depicting a circus scene with a man and a woman, and others in the background. Benjamin Albert Stahl was a painter and illustrator, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, lived in Weston, Connecticut in the 1940s and 1950s, and then settled in Sarasota, Florida. There he was Vice President of the Sarasota Art Association. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and then became a magazine and book illustrator whose publications included American Artist, Saturday Evening Post, Magazine World, the anniversary edition of Gone With The Wind and Blackbeard's Ghost. Commissions included the depiction of the fourteen stations of the cross for the Catholic Bible and Catholic Press in Chicago in 1955. He taught at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and was a founding faculty member of the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut. Ben Stahl lived in San Miguel Allende, Mexico the last years of his life. Before that he lived and worked in Sarasota, Florida, where he also built a circular museum building that housed his collection of large paintings illustrated for a later version of "The Bible". Still a mystery, the museum was broken into and the collection stolen and never recovered. His wife was his favorite model. Size: 35 x 50 1/2 in.

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • Ben Stahl Signed & Numbered Lithograph
      Dec. 01, 2022

      Ben Stahl Signed & Numbered Lithograph

      Est: $100 - $150

      Ben Stahl Signed & Numbered Lithograph [One Sunday Morning on the Oregon Trail, #61/950, 1982]. Measures 25 x 28.25 inches sheet size. Image area is in NM-MT condition, top corners of sheet are bumped. Unframed, loose and not glued or mounted. If lot is absent of a condition report one may be requested via email. Condition report is provided as an opinion only and is no guarantee as condition can be subjective. Buyer must view photographs or scans to assist in determining condition and ask further questions if so desired. Our in-house shipping department will gladly pack and ship any item that fits into a 14x14x14 inch or 30x5x24 inch or equivalent or smaller box/folio if it is not fragile or over 25lbs. We will charge for labor to pack and process based on actual time it takes, actual cost of materials used to pack and actual shipper charges that will include insurance and signature required. We generally use USPS and Fed Ex and compare the pricing between the two. Books maximum box size will be 14x14x14 inch or equivalent and will be shipped USPS Media Mail unless otherwise requested. We gladly will give shipping estimates prior to auction. Please make this request at least 24 hours prior to auction for our shipping department to respond. If your invoice is for multiple items, we will use our discretion on requiring the use of an outside shipper. We reserve the right to require an outside shipper on any item(s) in the auction even if not stated.

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    • Benjamin Stahl (FL,CT,IL,1910-1987) mixed media painting
      Nov. 13, 2022

      Benjamin Stahl (FL,CT,IL,1910-1987) mixed media painting

      Est: $525 - $675

      ARTIST: Benjamin Albert Stahl (Florida, Connecticut, Illinois, Mexico, 1910 - 1987) NAME: Nude YEAR: 1969 MEDIUM: mixed media on paper CONDITION: Excellent. Framed under glass. SIGHT SIZE: 23 x 16 inches / 58 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 37 x 29 inches / 93 x 73 cm SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 120033 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Chicago in 1910, Ben Stahl was introduced to the world of art by his grandmother. She took him on visits to the Chicago Art Institute and other galleries beginning when he was six years old and continuing until he was fifteen. After these adventures she would buy him oilcloth, brushes, and paints, and he would create masterpieces on the front porch of the family home. Stahl also read voraciously, which did not translate into academic excellence. However, when he was in seventh grade, he received a scholarship to attend Saturday morning lectures at the Chicago Art Institute. He would spend his Saturday afternoons drawing live animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo and the stuffed variety at the Field Museum, honing his knowledge of animal anatomy. After high school, Stahl got a job as an apprentice at a commercial art studio. One of the partners, realizing Stahl was ambitious and talented, encouraged him to draw and paint to create a portfolio. It was the contents of this portfolio that landed him a job at Chicago's most prestigious art studio. During his time there and at other studios, plus a stint as a journalist for the Chicago Daily News, Stahl continued to develop a unique style, influenced by the Impressionists, which he felt would carry the mood and the emotional impact of commercial illustrations. Ironically, Stahl's first assignment for The Saturday Evening Post was to illustrate a sea story this for an artist who had never seen either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans! The editors liked his work, and there followed four years of marine-themed assignments. Eventually Stahl asked for a change, so his next assignment was set in the desert which he had also never seen. He was being noticed, however, and eventually he decided to move to New York and become a freelance illustrator. He illustrated over 750 stories for the Post along with a number of other magazines, and he continued to explore new approaches in his easel painting. In 1951, Stahl was commissioned to paint "The 14 Stations of the Cross" for a special edition Bible published in 1952 by the Catholic Press of Chicago. For this assignment Stahl spent over three months in Jerusalem making preliminary sketches and conducting extensive research before beginning the paintings. These 45 x 34 inch oil on canvas paintings became part of the collection of the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1965, Stahl created another series of mural-sized Stations of the Cross which were housed in the Museum of the Cross, which he designed, in Sarasota, Florida. Four years later, all of the large 9 x 6 feet canvases were stolen an art theft estimated at $1.5 million ($10 million when adjusted for inflation). The paintings were never recovered.

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    • Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987) American, AP
      Oct. 29, 2022

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987) American, AP

      Est: $100 - $200

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987) American, Artist Proof. Pencil signed in the lower right. Benjamin Albert Stahl was a painter and illustrator, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, lived in Weston, Connecticut in the 1940s and1950s, and then settled in Sarasota, Florida. There he was Vice President of the Sarasota Art Association. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and then became a magazine and book illustrator whose publications included AmericanArtist, Saturday Evening Post, Magazine World, the anniversary edition of Gone With The Wind and Blackbeard's Ghost. Commissions included the depiction of the fourteen stations of the cross for the Catholic Bible and Catholic Press inChicago in 1955. He taught at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and was a founding faculty member of the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut. Overall Size: 25 x 30 1/2 in.Sight Size: 14 1/2 x 20 in.

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    • Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987) American, AP
      Oct. 29, 2022

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987) American, AP

      Est: $100 - $200

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987) American, Artist Proof. Pencil signed in the lower right. Benjamin Albert Stahl was a painter and illustrator, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, lived in Weston, Connecticut in the 1940s and1950s, and then settled in Sarasota, Florida. There he was Vice President of the Sarasota Art Association. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and then became a magazine and book illustrator whose publications included AmericanArtist, Saturday Evening Post, Magazine World, the anniversary edition of Gone With The Wind and Blackbeard's Ghost. Commissions included the depiction of the fourteen stations of the cross for the Catholic Bible and Catholic Press inChicago in 1955. He taught at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and was a founding faculty member of the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut. Overall Size: 27 x 30 1/2 in.Sight Size: 16 x 20 in.

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • Benjamin Stahl, (1910-1987, Sarasota, FL), "The Madam," 1977, Graphite and ink wash on paper, Sight: 7.75" H X 7.5" W
      Sep. 13, 2022

      Benjamin Stahl, (1910-1987, Sarasota, FL), "The Madam," 1977, Graphite and ink wash on paper, Sight: 7.75" H X 7.5" W

      Est: $250 - $350

      Benjamin Stahl (1910-1987, Sarasota, FL) "The Madam," 1977 Graphite and ink wash on paper Signed and dated upper left: Stahl Sight: 7.75" H X 7.5" W

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    • Benjamin Stahl (FL,CT,IL,1910-1987) mixed media painting
      Aug. 21, 2022

      Benjamin Stahl (FL,CT,IL,1910-1987) mixed media painting

      Est: $575 - $700

      ARTIST: Benjamin Albert Stahl (Florida, Connecticut, Illinois, Mexico, 1910 - 1987) NAME: Nude YEAR: 1969 MEDIUM: mixed media on paper CONDITION: Excellent. Framed under glass. SIGHT SIZE: 23 x 16 inches / 58 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 37 x 29 inches / 93 x 73 cm SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 120033 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Chicago in 1910, Ben Stahl was introduced to the world of art by his grandmother. She took him on visits to the Chicago Art Institute and other galleries beginning when he was six years old and continuing until he was fifteen. After these adventures she would buy him oilcloth, brushes, and paints, and he would create masterpieces on the front porch of the family home. Stahl also read voraciously, which did not translate into academic excellence. However, when he was in seventh grade, he received a scholarship to attend Saturday morning lectures at the Chicago Art Institute. He would spend his Saturday afternoons drawing live animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo and the stuffed variety at the Field Museum, honing his knowledge of animal anatomy. After high school, Stahl got a job as an apprentice at a commercial art studio. One of the partners, realizing Stahl was ambitious and talented, encouraged him to draw and paint to create a portfolio. It was the contents of this portfolio that landed him a job at Chicago's most prestigious art studio. During his time there and at other studios, plus a stint as a journalist for the Chicago Daily News, Stahl continued to develop a unique style, influenced by the Impressionists, which he felt would carry the mood and the emotional impact of commercial illustrations. Ironically, Stahl's first assignment for The Saturday Evening Post was to illustrate a sea story this for an artist who had never seen either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans! The editors liked his work, and there followed four years of marine-themed assignments. Eventually Stahl asked for a change, so his next assignment was set in the desert which he had also never seen. He was being noticed, however, and eventually he decided to move to New York and become a freelance illustrator. He illustrated over 750 stories for the Post along with a number of other magazines, and he continued to explore new approaches in his easel painting. In 1951, Stahl was commissioned to paint "The 14 Stations of the Cross" for a special edition Bible published in 1952 by the Catholic Press of Chicago. For this assignment Stahl spent over three months in Jerusalem making preliminary sketches and conducting extensive research before beginning the paintings. These 45 x 34 inch oil on canvas paintings became part of the collection of the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1965, Stahl created another series of mural-sized Stations of the Cross which were housed in the Museum of the Cross, which he designed, in Sarasota, Florida. Four years later, all of the large 9 x 6 feet canvases were stolen an art theft estimated at $1.5 million ($10 million when adjusted for inflation). The paintings were never recovered.

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    • Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987) 'Her Last Performance' Oil on Canvas
      Aug. 21, 2022

      Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987) 'Her Last Performance' Oil on Canvas

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Ben Stahl (American, 1910-1987) 'Her Last Performance' Oil on Canvas 1976, signed and dated lower right and to the reverse, depicting ballerinas on stage, inscribed 'San Miguel de Allende Mexico' to the reverse, in a gilt wood frame Property from: Chicago North Shore Category: Fine Art > American Paintings Estimated Sale Time: 11:52 am CST Shipping Status: Leonard Auction, Inc. will provide direct shipping for this lot. Please visit our website for a shipping estimate. Sales Tax: California (7.25%), Florida (6%), Georgia (8.5%), Kansas (6.5%), New Jersey (6.625%), New Mexico (5.125%), New York (8.875%), Pennsylvania (6%), Washington (10.5%) Download High Resolution Photographs: Photograph #1 Photograph #2 Photograph #3 Photograph #4 Last modified: August 9, 2022, 1:40 pm

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    • Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987)
      Aug. 14, 2022

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987)

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (Florida, Connecticut, Illinois / Mexico, 1910 - 1987) "Beach at Night" Oil on Board. Signed and dated lower left. Sight Size: 22 x 35 in. Overall Framed Size: 29 x 42 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Benjamin Stahl (1910 - 1987) "Love, Love, Love"
      Aug. 14, 2022

      Benjamin Stahl (1910 - 1987) "Love, Love, Love"

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987) "Love, Love, Love" Oil on Canvasboard. Signed and dated lower right. Signed, dated and titled verso on board. Sight Size: 24 x 20 in. Overall Framed Size: 29 x 25 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Benjamin Stahl (1910 - 1987) "Spanish Cabaret"
      Aug. 14, 2022

      Benjamin Stahl (1910 - 1987) "Spanish Cabaret"

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987) "Spanish Cabaret" Oil on Canvas. Signed and dated lower right. Sight Size: 24 x 16 in. Overall Framed Size: 28 x 20 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Benjamin Stahl, Connecticut, Illinois / Mexico (1910-1987), Midway, oil on panel
      Jul. 30, 2022

      Benjamin Stahl, Connecticut, Illinois / Mexico (1910-1987), Midway, oil on panel

      Est: $400 - $700

      Benjamin Stahl Connecticut, Illinois / Mexico, (1910-1987) Midway oil on panel signed lower right, framed.

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    • Benjamin Stahl, (1910-1987, Sarasota, FL), "The Madam," 1977, Graphite and ink wash on paper under glass, Sight: 7.75" H X 7.5" W
      Jun. 07, 2022

      Benjamin Stahl, (1910-1987, Sarasota, FL), "The Madam," 1977, Graphite and ink wash on paper under glass, Sight: 7.75" H X 7.5" W

      Est: $500 - $700

      Benjamin Stahl (1910-1987, Sarasota, FL) "The Madam," 1977 Graphite and ink wash on paper under glass Signed and dated upper left: Stahl Sight: 7.75" H X 7.5" W

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    • Benjamin Stahl (FL,CT,IL,1910-1987) mixed media painting
      May. 08, 2022

      Benjamin Stahl (FL,CT,IL,1910-1987) mixed media painting

      Est: $600 - $750

      ARTIST: Benjamin Albert Stahl (Florida, Connecticut, Illinois, Mexico, 1910 - 1987) NAME: Nude YEAR: 1969 MEDIUM: mixed media on paper CONDITION: Excellent. Framed under glass. SIGHT SIZE: 23 x 16 inches / 58 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 37 x 29 inches / 93 x 73 cm SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 120033 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Chicago in 1910, Ben Stahl was introduced to the world of art by his grandmother. She took him on visits to the Chicago Art Institute and other galleries beginning when he was six years old and continuing until he was fifteen. After these adventures she would buy him oilcloth, brushes, and paints, and he would create masterpieces on the front porch of the family home. Stahl also read voraciously, which did not translate into academic excellence. However, when he was in seventh grade, he received a scholarship to attend Saturday morning lectures at the Chicago Art Institute. He would spend his Saturday afternoons drawing live animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo and the stuffed variety at the Field Museum, honing his knowledge of animal anatomy. After high school, Stahl got a job as an apprentice at a commercial art studio. One of the partners, realizing Stahl was ambitious and talented, encouraged him to draw and paint to create a portfolio. It was the contents of this portfolio that landed him a job at Chicago's most prestigious art studio. During his time there and at other studios, plus a stint as a journalist for the Chicago Daily News, Stahl continued to develop a unique style, influenced by the Impressionists, which he felt would carry the mood and the emotional impact of commercial illustrations. Ironically, Stahl's first assignment for The Saturday Evening Post was to illustrate a sea story this for an artist who had never seen either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans! The editors liked his work, and there followed four years of marine-themed assignments. Eventually Stahl asked for a change, so his next assignment was set in the desert which he had also never seen. He was being noticed, however, and eventually he decided to move to New York and become a freelance illustrator. He illustrated over 750 stories for the Post along with a number of other magazines, and he continued to explore new approaches in his easel painting. In 1951, Stahl was commissioned to paint "The 14 Stations of the Cross" for a special edition Bible published in 1952 by the Catholic Press of Chicago. For this assignment Stahl spent over three months in Jerusalem making preliminary sketches and conducting extensive research before beginning the paintings. These 45 x 34 inch oil on canvas paintings became part of the collection of the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1965, Stahl created another series of mural-sized Stations of the Cross which were housed in the Museum of the Cross, which he designed, in Sarasota, Florida. Four years later, all of the large 9 x 6 feet canvases were stolen an art theft estimated at $1.5 million ($10 million when adjusted for inflation). The paintings were never recovered.

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    • BEN STAHL PORTRAIT PAINTING OF A YOUNG BRUNETTE BEAUTY
      Apr. 23, 2022

      BEN STAHL PORTRAIT PAINTING OF A YOUNG BRUNETTE BEAUTY

      Est: $400 - $600

      STAHL, Benjamin Albert, (Mexican/American, 1910-1987): Young Brunette Beauty Holding a Bowl, Oil/Board, sight size 12" x 11", signed lower left, framed, 19" x 18". Consignor's family was personal friends with the artist.

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    • BEN STAHL PAINTING SHIP IN ROUGH SEAS
      Apr. 23, 2022

      BEN STAHL PAINTING SHIP IN ROUGH SEAS

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      STAHL, Ben, (American, 1910-1987): Boat in Rough Seas, Oil/Board, 20" x 24", signed lower right and dated '71, dedicated to Captain (illegible), carved and painted frame, 28" x 32".

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    • Ben Stahl Painting, "It's Starting to Rain".
      Mar. 26, 2022

      Ben Stahl Painting, "It's Starting to Rain".

      Est: $200 - $300

      Oil on Wood Board, Signed Lower Left. Also, Signed, Titled and Dated Sept. 20, 1973 en Verso. The Painting Measures 11 1/2" x 9". The Frame Measures 17 1/2" x 14 1/2". Third-Party Shipping or Personal Pickup Required.

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    • Benjamin Stahl (FL,CT,IL,1910-1987) mixed media painting
      Feb. 06, 2022

      Benjamin Stahl (FL,CT,IL,1910-1987) mixed media painting

      Est: $650 - $800

      ARTIST: Benjamin Albert Stahl (Florida, Connecticut, Illinois, Mexico, 1910 - 1987) NAME: Nude YEAR: 1969 MEDIUM: mixed media on paper CONDITION: Excellent. Framed under glass. SIGHT SIZE: 23 x 16 inches / 58 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 37 x 29 inches / 93 x 73 cm SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 120033 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Chicago in 1910, Ben Stahl was introduced to the world of art by his grandmother. She took him on visits to the Chicago Art Institute and other galleries beginning when he was six years old and continuing until he was fifteen. After these adventures she would buy him oilcloth, brushes, and paints, and he would create masterpieces on the front porch of the family home. Stahl also read voraciously, which did not translate into academic excellence. However, when he was in seventh grade, he received a scholarship to attend Saturday morning lectures at the Chicago Art Institute. He would spend his Saturday afternoons drawing live animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo and the stuffed variety at the Field Museum, honing his knowledge of animal anatomy. After high school, Stahl got a job as an apprentice at a commercial art studio. One of the partners, realizing Stahl was ambitious and talented, encouraged him to draw and paint to create a portfolio. It was the contents of this portfolio that landed him a job at Chicago's most prestigious art studio. During his time there and at other studios, plus a stint as a journalist for the Chicago Daily News, Stahl continued to develop a unique style, influenced by the Impressionists, which he felt would carry the mood and the emotional impact of commercial illustrations. Ironically, Stahl's first assignment for The Saturday Evening Post was to illustrate a sea story this for an artist who had never seen either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans! The editors liked his work, and there followed four years of marine-themed assignments. Eventually Stahl asked for a change, so his next assignment was set in the desert which he had also never seen. He was being noticed, however, and eventually he decided to move to New York and become a freelance illustrator. He illustrated over 750 stories for the Post along with a number of other magazines, and he continued to explore new approaches in his easel painting. In 1951, Stahl was commissioned to paint "The 14 Stations of the Cross" for a special edition Bible published in 1952 by the Catholic Press of Chicago. For this assignment Stahl spent over three months in Jerusalem making preliminary sketches and conducting extensive research before beginning the paintings. These 45 x 34 inch oil on canvas paintings became part of the collection of the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1965, Stahl created another series of mural-sized Stations of the Cross which were housed in the Museum of the Cross, which he designed, in Sarasota, Florida. Four years later, all of the large 9 x 6 feet canvases were stolen an art theft estimated at $1.5 million ($10 million when adjusted for inflation). The paintings were never recovered.

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    • BEN STAHL, SATURDAY EVENING POST ILLUSTRATION
      Jan. 09, 2022

      BEN STAHL, SATURDAY EVENING POST ILLUSTRATION

      Est: $300 - $500

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (Florida, Connecticut, Illinois / Mexico, 1910 - 1987) Oil on board painting of a ship. Saturday Evening Post illustration, with original label verso. Sight Size: 7 x 7 in. Overall Framed Size: 13 x 13 in. Framed behind glass.

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    • Benjamin Stahl (FL,CT,IL,1910-1987) oil painting
      Dec. 12, 2021

      Benjamin Stahl (FL,CT,IL,1910-1987) oil painting

      Est: $900 - $1,150

      ARTIST: Benjamin Albert Stahl (Florida, Connecticut, Illinois, Mexico, 1910 - 1987) NAME: Young Woman in an Interior MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. Minor craquelure. Normal wear along edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 12 inches / 50 x 30 cm FRAME SIZE: 27 x 20 inches / 68 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower left SIMILAR ARTISTS: Bob Scriver, Arthur William Brown, Austin Briggs, Joseph Clement Coll, Emile Albert Gruppe, Walter Biggs, Joseph De Mers, Gerald Ira Diamond Cassidy, Charles Edward Chambers, Hannes Vajn Bok, Robert Maguire, Arthur Sarnoff, Kenneth Pauling Riley, Andrew Loomis, Gordon Hope Grant, John Howitt CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116873 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Chicago in 1910, Ben Stahl was introduced to the world of art by his grandmother. She took him on visits to the Chicago Art Institute and other galleries beginning when he was six years old and continuing until he was fifteen. After these adventures she would buy him oilcloth, brushes, and paints, and he would create masterpieces on the front porch of the family home. Stahl also read voraciously, which did not translate into academic excellence. However, when he was in seventh grade, he received a scholarship to attend Saturday morning lectures at the Chicago Art Institute. He would spend his Saturday afternoons drawing live animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo and the stuffed variety at the Field Museum, honing his knowledge of animal anatomy. After high school, Stahl got a job as an apprentice at a commercial art studio. One of the partners, realizing Stahl was ambitious and talented, encouraged him to draw and paint to create a portfolio. It was the contents of this portfolio that landed him a job at Chicago's most prestigious art studio. During his time there and at other studios, plus a stint as a journalist for the Chicago Daily News, Stahl continued to develop a unique style, influenced by the Impressionists, which he felt would carry the mood and the emotional impact of commercial illustrations. Ironically, Stahl's first assignment for The Saturday Evening Post was to illustrate a sea story this for an artist who had never seen either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans! The editors liked his work, and there followed four years of marine-themed assignments. Eventually Stahl asked for a change, so his next assignment was set in the desert which he had also never seen. He was being noticed, however, and eventually he decided to move to New York and become a freelance illustrator. He illustrated over 750 stories for the Post along with a number of other magazines, and he continued to explore new approaches in his easel painting. In 1951, Stahl was commissioned to paint "The 14 Stations of the Cross" for a special edition Bible published in 1952 by the Catholic Press of Chicago. For this assignment Stahl spent over three months in Jerusalem making preliminary sketches and conducting extensive research before beginning the paintings. These 45 x 34 inch oil on canvas paintings became part of the collection of the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1965, Stahl created another series of mural-sized Stations of the Cross which were housed in the Museum of the Cross, which he designed, in Sarasota, Florida. Four years later, all of the large 9 x 6 feet canvases were stolen an art theft estimated at $1.5 million ($10 million when adjusted for inflation). The paintings were never recovered.

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    • Benjamin Stahl (1910 - 1987) "Spanish Cabaret"
      Nov. 14, 2021

      Benjamin Stahl (1910 - 1987) "Spanish Cabaret"

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987) "Spanish Cabaret" Oil on Canvas. Signed and dated lower right. Sight Size: 24 x 16 in. Overall Framed Size: 28 x 20 in.

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    • Benjamin Stahl (FL, 1910 - 1987) Nude
      Nov. 14, 2021

      Benjamin Stahl (FL, 1910 - 1987) Nude

      Est: $200 - $400

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (FL, 1910 - 1987) Nude Pastel. Signed and dated (1969) lower left. Mixed Media on Paper. Sight Size: 22 x 15 in. Overall Framed Size: 37 x 29 in. Framed behind glass.

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    • Benjamin Stahl (1910 - 1987) "Love, Love, Love"
      Nov. 14, 2021

      Benjamin Stahl (1910 - 1987) "Love, Love, Love"

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Benjamin Albert Stahl (1910 - 1987) "Love, Love, Love" Oil on Canvasboard. Signed and dated lower right. Signed, dated and titled verso on board. Sight Size: 24 x 20 in. Overall Framed Size: 29 x 25 in.

      Helmuth Stone
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