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Arthur Benton Cornish

Arthur Benton Cornish, the photographer, is a typical Westerner, and a man who has done much to raise the standard of his profession.  Born at Oneida, Ill., in 1873, of a family of artists, and educated in the schools of Chicago and St. Louis, he is purely a product of the West.  While still in High School at Oneida, Mr. Cornish, with the enthusiasm worthy of a man twice his age, took up the study of art.  After leaving school, he spent some time under well-known artists of Chicago and St. Louis.  He achieved especial success in portraiture, and essayed his first venture in business at Arkansas City, Kas.  There he soon outgrew the town and moved to Kansas City, associating himself with D. P. Thompson, the veteran photographer.  Here he spent nine years, broadening out his work, and making a notable success.  That his artistic instincts might have opportunity for greater play, Mr. Cornish went into business for himself again two years ago, surrounding himself with all the up-to-date mechanical devices of the photograph business, and provided for his patrons one of the most artistic galleries in the southwest.  From the start his new venture proved a success, and to-day he stands, though but twenty-nine years old, as one of the foremost men in his line in the country.  Mr. Cornish has in his time given sittings to many persons of note, and has produced some of the largest and finest group work ever attempted.
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