Ben Ali Haggin
|Died||2 September 1951 (aged 69)|
|Known for||Painter, stage designer|
A grandson of the multi-millionaire James Ben Ali Haggin, he was born in New York City. After extensive education, he began exhibiting his paintings formally in 1903. The National Academy of Design awarded him the 1909 Third Hallgarten Prize for his painting Elfrida. A founding member of the National Association of Portrait Painters, he was elected an Associate member of the National Academy of Design from 1912. In the 1930s, Haggin turned his abilities to stage design and created sets for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the Ziegfeld Follies.
In 1914, several major events occurred in Haggin's life. He separated from his wife, and spent time in a sanitarium. His grandfather also died that year, and Haggin inherited a reputed $10 million from the estate. In 1916 he married Helen Roche, an actress and dancer who went by the stage name Bonnie Glass.
Portrait of Laurette Taylor
En Crinoline, a portrait of Rita Sacchetto
America Answers, a photographic tableau featuring Ethel Barrymore
- National Red Cross Pageant (1917)
- Kleber, John E. (1992). The Kentucky Encyclopedia. University Press of Kentucky. p. 397. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.
- Dearinger, David B. (2004). Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design: 1826-1925. Hudson Hills. p. 245. ISBN 1-55595-029-9.
- The New York Times (March 12, 1908). "Legend Busy with a Thais Picture" (PDF). Retrieved 8 January 2011.
- J.S. Clarke. "History". Linda Haggin Peck. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
- Fleming, Geoffrey K. (May 2005). "Biography of James Ben Ali Haggin III". Haggin. Archived from the original on 16 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
- The New York Times (June 5, 1916). "Ben Ali Haggin marries Miss Bonnie Glass" (PDF). Retrieved 8 January 2011.
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