Born in Nebraska and raised in Chester County PA, Ben vanSteenburgh studied art at Lafayette College and the New York School of Visual Arts. As a freelance artist he worked with several major publishing houses doing published book covers and internal book illustrations including the following:
As well as illustration and fine art, Ben has worked extensively in the field of portraiture and has completed more than 80 commissioned portraits, including President Clinton with his daughter Chelsea (currently hanging in Clinton’s NY office)
Ben’s works have been displayed in the Penndragon Gallery (in Annapolis), Wayne Art Gallery, Chester County Art Foundation, Artery, Chaddsford Gallery, APA and Golden Fish Gallery. In Lake County, Ben is/has been shown at MAC gallery, the Main Street Gallery, the Wine Studio, Fore Family Winery, Smiling Dog Winery, Vigilance, Twin Pines Casino and Transformation Yoga Studio.
Ben has recently moved to Lake County CA from Pennsylvania, influencing the creation of the “White Pelican” series with the ancient lake Clear Lake and Mt. Konocti volcano in the background (below). Other series also shown below are “Yoga Women”, “Minotaurs”, “Angels” and “Golden Girls”