Ben Patterson (1934-2016) was a composer, musician and artist affiliated with Fluxus
. He settled in Cologne in 1960, where he was active in the contemporary music scene and created some of his early seminal works. He then worked with George Maciunas
in organizing the historic 1962 Fluxus Festival in Wiesbaden and his works continued to be an important presence at Fluxus events until the late 1960s. After some decades in the US working in art administration, in 1989 he returned to Europe, creating a vast repository of scores, paintings, and sculptures. He has exhibited or performed widely around the world.