Ben Messick is celebrated for his images of life in Los Angeles during the years of the Great Depression and World War II (such as featured in this drawing). He grew up in the Missouri Ozarks, served in France in World War I, studied at the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles from 1925 to 1930, and later taught there. For the expression and humor he brought to his paintings, drawings, and lithographs of ordinary Angelenos, he has been compared to Honoré Daumier, the keen-eyed chronicler of life in nineteenth-century Paris. Dimensions: Art, 8 1/4" by 10 1/4"; frame 15 1/2" by 17".The item "Rare Wonderful Original Signed Illustration Art Drawing Ben Messick Conversation" is in sale since Saturday, July 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Drawings". The seller is "pengang" and is located in Marietta, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.