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William Joseph Behnken Edit Profile

artist , educator

William Joseph Behnken, American artist, educator. Recipient Louis Lozowick awards Audubon Artists Society, New York City, 1991, 92, 1st Annual Art Career Achievement award City College Art Alumni Association, 2004, Silver medal for graphics Audubon Artists Annual, 2005, Emile and Dines Carleson award National Academy Design, 2005.

Background

Behnken, William Joseph was born on March 29, 1943 in New York City. Son of William Henry and Margaret Mary (Hoolan) Behnken.

Education

Bachelor, City College of New York, 1968. Master of Arts, City College of New York, 1995.

Career

Director art school Provincetown Art Association Museum, Massachusetts, 1984-1993. Professor art Bronx Community College, New York, 1973-1983, City College of New York, since 1970. Instructor studio art Art Students League, New York City, since 1998.

Instructor printmaking School Fine Arts National Academy Design, 2001—2008. Lecturer History of Landscape, Art Students League New York, 2006. Lecturer in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Artist print editions lithographs, aquatints, mezzotints, commissioned Albany New York Print Club, 2006. Represented in permanent collections at Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, British Museum, New York Public Library. Print Division, Brooklyn Museum, Bowdoin College Museum, Indianapolis Museum Fine Arts, Museum National Academy Design, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli, Museum Rutgers University, Museum City New York, New Orleans Museum, Mississippi Museum.

Membership

Member Society of America Graphic Artists (president 1998-2002), National Academy of Design (graphics prize 1992, Graphics prize 2003, Ralph Fabri-Leo Meissner award & Charles Loring Elliott medal 2009, Silver medal for graphics 2005, instructor since 2001), Boston Printmakers, Phi Beta Kappa (president chapter 2001).

Connections

father:
William Henry Behnken

mother:
Margaret Mary (Hoolan) Behnken