John William Birger Benson [1904-1978]
Deco landscape, 1923
Oil on canvas
28 x 22 inches
Signed at lower right : ‘JOHN W / BENSON’.
original period frame
Marking type: Graphite pencil handwriting.
Location: Center upper left on canvas verso.
Text: ‘JOHN W / BENSON ’23’.
John William Birger Benson (1904-1978) biography:
Birth: October 11, 1904 in Brooklyn, NY ;
Death: 1978 in Fort Lauderdale, FL? or his residence in Venice, FL ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac: Libra ;
Known for: Art deco landscapes ; Deco marine paintings ; stylized portrait painter ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Women ; landscapes ; marines ;
Areas: Brooklyn, NY ; Venice, FL ;
Region: North East ; South East ;
Lived: Brooklyn, NY ; 333 Miami Ave W, Venice, FL, 34285-2361 (?-1978) ;
Spouse: Helen L Benson (1905-1985), wife ;
Exhibited with: Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY, show of marine paintings (December, 1922) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1931) ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (1932) ;
Notes: Similar work to Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) ;