Wohlberg Early Photos




Albert’s Garden is very grateful for these photographs, from the personal collection of Ben Wohlberg, that were taken in the early days of the garden. Thank you for sharing these with us.

Ben Wohlberg was a very early participant in the beginning of the development and cultivation of Albert’s Garden. He grew up on a farm in Kansas, moved to Los Angeles to study art, and later came to New York in 1951 where he worked as an illustrator and portrait artist to support his own personal painting. Gardening and nature are essential to his work. He is an accomplished abstract painter as well as still a gardener who lives and works on Block Island, RI. “My life and aesthetic are intimately connected to nature which provides the emotional canvas from which I draw a large part of my inspiration.” Ben Wohlberg, Artist

Community Garden in the East Village