Gordon Benjamin Mess
- Marion County
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The listing for Gordon B. Mess, appearing in the book “Active Indiana Artists 1940” by Flora Lauter:
Many successful businessmen and -women use their weekends and vacations painting various subjects.
Gordon Benjamin Mess (born—Cincinnati, Ohio) studied with:
The Herron Art School, with Randolph Coats
Gaston Balande, Andre Strauss, Jean Despujois, Fountainebleau, France
Anthony Theime, Rockport
Emile Gruppe, Gloucester
Member and past president, Indiana Artists Club; Scottish Rite, Shrine, Caravan Club.
Awarded the Muncie Star Prize, Hoosier Salon, 1931: Foulke Prize, Richmond, Indiana 1931: Indiana State Fair, first prize, Fine Arts, oil, 1931: Anonymous Purchase Prize, also Wallace O. Lee Prize, Indiana Artists Club, 1938.
Exhibited at Palace of Fontainebleau, France:
Alumni: Fountainebleau, New York City; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Herron Art Museum; Cincinnati Art Academy; Hossier Salon; Richmond Art Association; Ball State College: Indiana University; North Dakota State College.
Represented in Richmond Art Association; Valparaiso Public Schools; Indianapolis Schools and numerous private collections.