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