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Emanuel Mervyn Benson

Emanuel Mervyn Benson, American art educator. Member National Education Association, Committee Art. Education.

Background

  • Benson, Emanuel Mervyn was born on October 22, 1904 in New York City. Son of Aaron and Ida (Halpern) Benson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1927, Master of Arts, Columbia, 1928.

    Career

    • Associate editor Magazine of Art, 1933-1938. Chief div. education Philadelphia Museum Art., 1936-1953. Dean Philadelphia Museum College of Art, 1953-1965.

      Senior researcher New York University, from 1965.

    Works

    • Author: Problems of Portraiture, 1936. John Marin: The Man and His Work, 1935. Also publications issued by museums.

    Membership

    Member National Education Association, Committee Art. Education.

    Connections

    • Married Gertrude Ackerman Rothchild, May 30, 1930. Children: Sheila (Mistress.
    • father: Aaron Benson
    • mother: Ida (Halpern) Benson
    • spouse: Gertrude Ackerman Rothchild
    • child: Sheila (Mrs Benson
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    Born October 22, 1904
    Died June 1, 1971
    (aged 66)
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