Legendary automotive artist Dave Bell dies

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Street Rod Association Member #45 and legendary automotive artist David J. "Dave" Bell, age 72, of Falcon Heights, Minn., died May 5.

Bell is considered a pioneer in the field of automotive art. His works have spanned 50 years and have appeared on T-shirts, posters, vehicles and in hundreds of magazines across the globe. He also made guest appearances at car shows across the country.


Originally of Austin, Minn., he is survived by: Lynn, his beloved wife and best friend; five step-children; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; as well as countless friends, associates and admirers.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. May 10 at THE ROSEVILLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 2245 No. Hamline Ave. (1 Blk. So. Hwy #36 Roseville, 55113 651/631-2727). Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. May 11tat ST. ROSE of LIMA Catholic Church, 2048 No. Hamline Ave. followed by a reception. Private interment later. Memorials are preferred.

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