Benny Fountain

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Assistant Professor of Art
Drawing & 2D Design

Benny Fountain was born in Moscow, Idaho, at the center of a rich agricultural region known as the Palouse. Fountain traces his love for looking to the stunning light and color of the farmlands he witnessed growing up. At age 19, while travelling throughout Europe, Fountain encountered the artworks of Paris, London, and Italy. Stunned, he returned home to become a painter. Educated in Portland, Philadelphia, and Rome, Fountain joined the Faculty at Baylor in 2013. His paintings and teaching concentrate on how abstraction drives meaning in representational art. Fountain is represented by the Froelick Gallery in Portland, OR.

MFA, Temple University
BFA, Pacific Northwest College of Art

Professional Work

"Things That Exist #3" | 8'x10' Oil on Canvas
"Idaho/Oregon Fiction #1" | 20"x16" Oil on Canvas
"Things That Exist #1" | 8'x10' Oil on Canvas
"Idaho/Oregon Fiction #5" | 20"x16" Oil on Canvas
"Idaho/Oregon Fiction #6" | 20"x16" Oil on Canvas
"Idaho/Oregon Fiction #7" | 20"x16" Oil on Canvas
"Idaho/Oregon Fiction #1" | Drawing 17"x14"
"Idaho/Oregon Fiction #2" | Drawing 50"x40"
"Things That Exist #1" | 48"x60" Oil on Canvas
"Things That Exist #11" | 48"x60" Oil on Canvas
Composition #1 | oil on canvas, 8
Composition #1 | oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2015
Composition #9 | oil on canvas, 8
Composition #9 | oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2014
Combine #2 Dinner Table and Idaho Stack | oil on canvas, 56
Combine #2 Dinner Table and Idaho Stack | oil on canvas, 56" x 38", 2015
Large Combine #3 Boy, Idaho | oil on canvas, 38
Large Combine #3 Boy, Idaho | oil on canvas, 38" x 56", 2015
Composition #2 | oil on canvas, 15
Composition #2 | oil on canvas, 15" x 12", 2015
Composition #3 | oil on canvas, 12
Composition #3 | oil on canvas, 12" x 16", 2015
Still Life Composition #3 | oil on linen, 13
Still Life Composition #3 | oil on linen, 13" x 17", 2014
Still Life Composition #3 | oil on canvas, 8
Still Life Composition #3 | oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2015
Still Life Composition #1 | oil on canvas, 8
Still Life Composition #1 | oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2015
Still Life Composition #7 | oil on canvas, 12
Still Life Composition #7 | oil on canvas, 12" x 15", 2015