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Alfred Bendiner


Alfred Bendiner, American architect. Recipient Gimbel’s mural award, 1949, Medal of Honor, Concord (N.H.) Front Page award Newspaper Guild. Registered architect National Council Architectural Registration Bds. Served as sergeant United States Army, 1918; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects, Royal Society Arts., National Society Mural Painters; member of the Disgressionists.


Bendiner, Alfred was born on July 23, 1899 in Pittsburgh. Son of Herman and Ray (Hartmann) Bendiner.


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1922, Master in Architecture, 1927.


Artist archeological expedition University of Pennsylvania to Iraq, 1936-1937 architect, archeological expedition to Tikal, Guatemala, 1960, lithography prints in permanent collections Cabinet des Estampes Bibliotheque Nationale. Paris, France, Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy, National Gallery, Washington, Philadelphia Museum Art, others. Mural executed Blue Cross Hosps., Philadelphia, U. Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Byck Brothers, Louisville.

2 murals Fidelity Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Memorial retrospective exhibition Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts.


  • Author: Music To My Eyes, 1952, review 1956. Author, illustrator: Bendiner’s Philadelphia, 1964. Also Translated From The Hungarian, 1967.

    Contributor weekly column and drawings Sun. Bulletin magazine.


Served as sergeant United States Army, 1918. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects, Royal Society Arts., National Society Mural Painters. Member of the Disgressionists.

Clubs: Century (New York City).


Married Betty Sutro, August 24, 1937.

Herman Bendiner

Ray (Hartmann) Bendiner

Betty Sutro