ROLOFF BENY (1924-1984)
ROLOFF BENY was a photographer, painter, printmaker, and book designer, born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. He was a painter and print maker in the 1940s and early 1950s, but turned to photography and became known for his illustrated books. He studied at the Banff school of fine arts under Andre Bieler and Bernard Middleton. He also attended the University of Toronto, University of Iowa, Columbia University and New York University.
His mediums included oil, watercolor, gouache, ink and engraving. His work was influenced by the surrealists Yves Tanguy and Giorgio Di Chirico. He was also influenced by the abstract expressionists. After his first major
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