Benjamin Kopman (1887-1965) was a Russian-American painter, graphic artist, and illustrator. Born in Belarus, he emigrated with his parents to the United States in 1903. As a youngster, he was tutored by the artist Abel Pen, but he had no formal education. In 1905, he studied for six semesters at the National Academy of Art in New York. He became a citizen of the United States in 1913.