Due to the small size of the collection, the papers are arranged as one series.
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of painter and educator Karl Benjamin consist of thirteen items dating from 1958-1980 and include correspondence and clippings relating to Benjamin's career as a painter and teacher, and one photograph.
Karl Benjamin papers, 1958-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection was digitized in 2021 and is available on the Archives of American Art website.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Frederick Hammersley Foundation.
Karl Benjamin (1925- 2012) was a painter and educator in Claremont, California, known for his Hard Edge geometric and vibrantly colored abstract paintings.
Donated 1980 by Karl Benjamin.
This site provides access to the papers of Karl Benjamin in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2021, and total 30 images.
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