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Bennard B. Perlman

Bennard B. Perlman

Bennard B. Perlman, a Baltimore artist, professor, critic, lecturer and author who first exhibited one of his paintings in a museum at the age of 13, died Dec. 9 of complications from dementia at Milford Manor Nursing Home in Pikesville. He was 88.

"Bennard was a strong and passionate painter and a force in the public art effort," said Fred Lazarus IV, who was president of the Maryland Institute College of Art for 36 years before retiring in 2014.

"Bennard was a an important voice for that community and organizations," Mr. Lazarus said. "He was always very...