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Fine arts educator

Benson Raimon Helprin, American fine arts educator. Named Outstanding Professor San Jose State University, 1984, award Los Angeles Art Directors, 1975, 76, 77. Member Mensa.

Background

Helprin, Benson Raimon was born on July 11, 1933 in Brooklyn. Son of Benjamin Edel and Shirley (Levine) Helprin.

Education

BPA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Center College Design, Pasadena, California, 1963. Master of Fine Arts, Art Center College Design, Pasadena, California, 1965.

Career

Assistant professor, California State University, Los Angeles, 1969-1972;advertising photographer, Los Angeles, 1972-1979;co-director, The Rollei International Seminar on Photography, London, 1977-1979;contributing editor, Petersen's Photographic Magazine, Los Angeles, 1975-1986;professor fine art, San Jose (California) State University, since 1980.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Photo Lighting Techniques, Self-Assignments in Photography. Contributor articles on photography to professional journals.

Membership

Member Mensa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: wood and metal working.

Connections

Married Mary Lovejoy Pierce, 1958 (deceased 1987). Children: Cathryn Eldridge, Pamela, Heather Sydney. Married Tekla Coleman Valley, July 6, 1991.

father:
Benjamin Edel Helprin

mother:
Shirley (Levine) Helprin

spouses:
Mary Lovejoy Pierce

Tekla Coleman Valley

children:
Cathryn Eldridge Helprin

Pamela Helprin

Heather Sydney Helprin