yellow_blouseBen Turner was the art director at The Standard, which evolved into Weekend Magazine in Montreal. Here are a couple of illustrations that he did for Weekend.

This illustration was done in 1953, when Ben spent the winter at Metis Beach. Some local men posed for this picture.

The models for this illustration were Jean Thompson and a man from the village of Les Boules.

Campbells and Turriffs are models here.

This is a duo-tone illustration, done with only black and red paint. It was less costly to print than full colour. Harold Astle and his son Timothy posed.


  1. Romanie says:

    Love this! I want MORE!!

  2. Mike says:

    Very nice Mona, I’ve got a couple of pieces I can scan an add. I won’thave time for a couple of weeks but I will get it done

  3. Phyllis Turner says:

    I loved to see some of Dad’s old work and remember some of his old models–especially Jeanie.

  4. Céline L Côté says:

    magnifiques ces illustrations

  5. lucie petrelli says:

    So impressive Mona,
    tres touchant, tres sensible!

  6. Clive Kitson says:

    Lovely to see my cousins pictures. My family and I looked at them on Christmas day.

    Love to you all.

    Doreen Kitson {Bailey} Devon, England.

  7. Irene Sidgwick says:

    Would love to see more of Ben’s work,

    • Mona Turner says:

      Thank you for your comment Irene. I will try and post more of his work soon.
      He served in the airforce as a war artist.

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