Dolbin, Benedikt F.

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Biographical note: Austrian-emigre artist and journalist.

Benedikt Fred Dolbin (originally Pollak) was born in Vienna and graduated from the Technische Hochschule Wien in 1910 as a civil engineer. After early efforts in the construction industry and as a cabaret singer, Dolbin was influenced by the work of Egon Schiele and turned to drawing as a career. From 1926 to 1933 Dolbin worked in Berlin, where he wrote on music and his drawings found their way into newspapers, books, theater programmes, and advertisements. As a Jew, Dolbin fled Nazi Germany in 1935 and settled in New York City, where from 1935 until 1969 he worked for the emigre newspaper "Aufbau" and sold caricature-like sketches of personalities to magazines such as "Musical America" and "Fortune."

From the description of Benedikt F. Dolbin drawings, 1922-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122420951

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creatorOf Dolbin, Benedikt F. Caricatures of performing artists, 1938-1965 and n.d. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Collection of pencil drawings of musicians, dancers, and playwrights / Benedikt F. Dolbin, ca. 1930-1960 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Dolbin, Benedikt F. Benedikt F. Dolbin drawings, 1922-1969. University at Albany, University Libraries
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associatedWith Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959 person
associatedWith Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972 person
associatedWith Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974 person
associatedWith Fletcher, Bramwell person
associatedWith Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993 person
associatedWith Lenya, Lotte person
associatedWith Marceau, Marcel person
associatedWith Massey, Raymond person
associatedWith Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997 person
associatedWith Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mostel, Zero, 1915-1977 person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith New York Philharmonic. corporateBody
associatedWith Ritchard, Cyril, 1897-1977 person
associatedWith Schiele, Egon, 1890-1918. person
associatedWith Stein, Fred, 1909-1967. person
associatedWith Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957. person
associatedWith Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962. person
associatedWith Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977 person
associatedWith Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 person
associatedWith Yurka, Blanche person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Germany
Berlin (Germany)
Austria
United States
Germany--Berlin
New York (State)--New York
Austria--Vienna
Subject
Dancers--Portraits
Drawing, German
Opera
Drawing, Austrian
Pastel drawing
Jews
Caricatures and cartoons
Singers--Portraits
Landscape painting, Austrian
Caricature
Dramatists--Portraits
Austrian
Actors--Caricatures and cartoons
Journalists
German American newspapers
Performing Arts
Singers--Caricatures and cartoons
Musicians--Portraits
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Birth 1883

Death 1971

Americans

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