Ben was born in 1977. He was raised in the rural town of Pingree, Idaho, where his love for art was nurtured from the time he was a small boy.
He studied art at Ricks College graduating with a degree in Illustration. While at college, he found himself dedicating more and more of his time to
sculpting. He also gained a great appreciation for traditional art and decided to devote his time to sculpting the human figure. His passion for the
beauty of the human figure is exemplified in his art.
Bens sculptures have been included in many juried shows throughout the country, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards. Ben most recently competed
in The National Competition for Figurative Sculpture where he was awarded the prestigious Charlotte Geffken Prize at Brookgreen Gardens. For the past three years
he has been awarded the Dexter Jones Award for bas relief from the National Sculpture Society. In 2007, he was awarded both First Place in Sculpture and the
Purchase Award at The Scottsdale Artists School Best and Brightest Juried Show. Ben is also a talented portrait artist and for the past four years has completed
portrait busts for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ben is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society. His works have been featured in many art
magazines, including The American Art Collector, Art of the West and Southwest Art. He is represented by galleries in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah,
and his work can be viewed online at benhammondfineart.com.