Born in Alabama in 1924, Professor Emeritus Ben Summerford has been a major influence on Washington art for over 50 years as an artist, teacher, and cofounder of the Jefferson Place Gallery. Summerford remains well-known for his still-lifes, landscapes, and interiors of exquisite color and sensitivity.
(Top left) Ben L. Summerford Basket of Oranges, 2007. 40 x 36 in.
Collection of Paul and Lisa Welch.
(Top right) Ben L. Summerford The Red Napkin, 1992. 20 x 24 in.
Collection of John Shank and Joseph Matthews.