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Emanuel Mervyn Benson

art educator

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