1934 - 
Billy Al Bengston
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BORN 6-7-34 DODGE CITY KANSAS. STARTED MIGRATING TO LOS ANGELES
SUMMER 1944. MADE IT PERM. 1948. LEARNED HOME EC, FARMING AND ANIMAL
HUSBANDRY KANSAS. BEGAN SURFING AND GYMNASTICS IN 47.
49-52 ATTENDED MANUAL ARTS IN LA AND LEARNED SHOP JIVE AND CERAMICS.
WORKED DISPLAY IN 52-53, BEACH ATTENDANT THAT SUMMER.
1955 LACC PRIMARILY CERAMICS AND GYMNASTICS, 55-56 CERAMICS AND PAINTING
ARTS & CRAFTS OAKLAND. 56-57 CERAMICS WITH VOULKOS LA ART INSTITUTE.
DITCHED CERAMICS FOR PAINTING IN MID 1957. NEA AND GUGGENHEIM GRANTS IN MY 20 ’s.

THE REST IS HISTORY OF PAINTING, SURFING, MOTORCYCLE RACING, ODD JOBS,
ONE CHILD. FINALLY A GREAT MARRIAGE TO WENDY AL IN 1995.
MY REAL JOB IS PAINTING PICTURES AND PAYING ATTENTION (MOTHERFUCKERS).
I AM AN ADEQUATE COOK AND EXCEPTIONAL BRAGGART STILL.
FOR MORE DETAILS DO YOUR RESEARCH.
AND USE YOUR IMAGINATION.

KS 1934 THRU 44.
LA 45 KS 46 LA 47
KS 48 LA 1949-55
OAKLAND 56 LA 57
EUROPE 58 LA 58-60
VENICE 1960 TO NOW
VICTORIA BC 06 - 08
HONOLULU 1978 TO NOW
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