Ben Benn papers, 1905-1993

Benn, Ben, b. 1884 d. 1983
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 6.3 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The collection includes correspondence between Benn and his wife Velida de Benn and letters from Oscar Bluemner, Max Weber, Joseph Stella, and other artists. Also found are biographical materials, sketches, sketchbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, personal business records, clippings, photographs, exhibition catalogs, art journals, and auction catalogs. Some of the printed material is quite rare.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York, N.Y. Born Ben Rosenberg in Russia, 1884; d. 1983.

Donated 1998 by Benn's nephew, Peter Rosenberg.

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