COLUMBIA — It was 1970, and a young Robert Benson sat painting outdoors alongside his mentor and national watercolorist, Keith Crown, taking in the wide-open Illinois landscape. Benson, who thought of Crown as a father figure because his own father was not interested in art, vividly recalled a conversation from that day almost 40 years ago:
Keith Crown, a watercolorist, has focused his work on abstract landscapes and a strong use of color
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month. Or click here for full access for one day for only 99 cents.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.