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James Ben Ali Haggin III

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Nationality  American

Name  James Ali
James Ben Ali Haggin III
Born  20 April 1882 (1882-04-20) New York, United States
Known for  Painter, stage designer
Died  September 2, 1951, New York, United States

James Ben Ali Haggin III (20 April 1882 – 2 September 1951) was an American portrait painter and stage designer, most commonly referred to as "Ben Ali Haggin". The grandson of James Ben Ali Haggin, he was born in New York City and, after extensive education, began exhibiting formally in 1903. He was awarded the Julius Hallgarten Prize in 1909. A founding member of the National Association of Portrait Painters, he was also an associate academician 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.

Personal life

Haggin's family were of Turkish origin. He married Margaret Faith Robinson on 4 November 1903 at the Church of the Transfiguration, New York. In 1914 the couple separated and by 1916 he married Helen Roche who was an actress known by the name of "Bonnie Glass".


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