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was born in Amsterdam, Holland where he attended art school studying both commercial and fine art.

In 1953, he came to Canada and settled in Toronto where he attended Ryerson College. He worked at a commercial printing plant and produced a series of commercial and fine art commissions.

In 1958, he made a number of moves through Northern Ontario, stopping off in Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury where he painted and exhibited his art, focusing, mainly, on the northern landscape, wildlife and people working the mines and the forests of Northern Ontario.

In 1963, he came to Ottawa where he presently resides. Over the years, he has produced well over 2,000 original watercolors, acrylics and oil paintings which have been sold all over the world through art galleries and private commissions. Many of his paintings have been reproduced in limited an unlimited editions totaling more than 750,000 reproductions.

He worked at The Ottawa Citizen, the capital's major daily newspaper, for 30 years in advertising, marketing and public relations. During this time, his art career blossomed with exposure through the newspaper, galleries and major exhibitions. With the help of The Ottawa Citizen, he has raised more than two million dollars for a vast number of charities through the sales of his books, calendars, art and reproductions.

After retiring from The Citizen in 1993, Ben Babelowsky continues to paint the spectacular rural and urban scenery of
Eastern Canada, the USA and the Maritimes. He also continues to donate art to many charities.

His art is part of many important collections. Governments, embassies corporations, and individuals all over the world proudly display his art in public buildings, offices and private homes.


Ben Babelowsky has produced well over 2,500 original watercolours, acrylics and oil paintings which have been sold all over the world.

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