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Tom and Dorothy Benrimo papers, 1898-1973

Creator:
Benrimo, Tom, 1887-1958  Search this
Benrimo, Dorothy S., 1903-1977  Search this
Citation:
Tom and Dorothy Benrimo papers, 1898-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10499
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213923
AAA_collcode_benrtom
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213923

Tom and Dorothy Benrimo papers

Creator:
Benrimo, Tom, 1887-1958  Search this
Benrimo, Dorothy  Search this
Extent:
6 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1898-1973
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Tom and Dorothy Benrimo papers consist of biographical records; correspondence, including some illustrated letters, with friends, family members, art galleries, and others; photographs of the Benrimos and their friends, and of Tom's work; an illustrated travel diary by Dorothy in Italy; writings, including Dorothy's book, Camposantos: A Photographic Essay, and lecture notes; handwritten notebooks of Thomas's; address books and appointment books; drawings, including Dorothy's jewelry designs; Thomas's sketchbook; business and financial records; scrapbooks; and printed matter.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Benrimo (1887-1958) was a painter in Taos, New Mexico. He taught at Pratt Institute in New York and was one of the first artists in the United States to introduce the teaching methods developed at the German Bauhaus school of design. Benrimo relocated to Taos in 1939 for his health and there began to paint full-time.

Dorothy Benrimo (1903-1977) was a jewelry designer in Taos, New Mexico. After her studies at Carnegie Melon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Benrimo received multiple Tiffany Foundation Fellowships and worked at the Tiffany estate. She also taught at Carnegie Mellon and at Pratt until she and her husband moved to Taos in 1939. Benrimo is also a photographer and her photographs were exhibited at the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art and published in book the book Camposantos: A Photographic Essay in 1966.
Related Materials:
The Fashion Institute of Technology Gladys Marcus Library Special Collections and College Archives holds the Tom Benrimo sketch collection, 1930-1939.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1984 by Earl Stroh, a friend of Tom Benrimo.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Jewelers -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.benrtom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97d4438fd-1f4e-4dc7-865d-f57589d90003
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-benrtom

Camposantos; a photographic essay. With a commentary by Rebecca Salsbury James, and historical notes by E. Boyd

Author:
Benrimo, Dorothy  Search this
James, Rebecca Salsbury  Search this
Boyd, E (Elizabeth) 1903-1974  Search this
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art  Search this
Physical description:
76 p. (chiefly illus.) map. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Mexico
Date:
1966
Topic:
Crosses  Search this
Call number:
CC350.U6 B47
CC350.U6B47
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_24599

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