Bendiner, Alfred

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B.S. and M.S., U. of Pennsylvania, (1922 and 1927); an architect, although primarily known as an artist, writer and caricaturist.

From the description of Memorabilia 1919-1970. (University of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122597473

Architect. Born 1899; died 1964.

From the description of Alfred Bendiner correspondence, 1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456471

Bendiner was an architect, artist, and author. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1899. Bendiner was educated in Philadelphia, Pa. and attended the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Design. He entered the U. S. Army in 1918. Upon his return to Philadelphia, Bendiner attended the University of Pennsylvania from 1922 to 1927, receiving Bachelor of Architecture and Masters degrees. In 1937 he served as the artist for the University Museum's expedition to Tepe Gawra and Kafaji, Iraq. When he returned in 1937, he married Elizabeth Wheatley Sutro. The couple became lifelong travel companions. Bendiner produced caricatures of concerts and plays for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin from 1938 until his death in 1964.

From the description of Alfred Bendiner caricatures, 1938-1955. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 778370704

B. 1899 d. 1964.

From the description of Alfred Bendiner artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228432866

Architect, artist and author of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Alfred Bendiner (1899-1964) drew caricatures of concerts, the theater and other subjects for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin and other periodicals.

From the description of Alfred Bendiner caricatures and related papers. 1929-1992. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122616139

Alfred Bendiner(1899-1964) was an architect, caricaturist, water colorist, muralist, lithographer, writer, and archeologist. Many of his illustrations of buildings and of the worlds of music, theatre and ballet appeared in the Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin. Caricatures of musicians were collected in the book, Music to my eyes.

From the guide to the Caricatures of musicians [graphic] / Alfred Bendiner, ca. 1942-1964, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Architect, artist and author, Alfred Bendiner lived all his life in Pennsylvania, but travelled extensively gathering material for his widely published drawings. He was born in 1899 in Pittsburgh to a Hungarian family that soon moved to Philadelphia. After service in World War I, he earned a bachelors degree in 1922 and a masters of architecture in 1927 from the University of Pennsylvania while working as a draftsman for the architect, Paul P. Cret. He then joined the architectural firm of Habeson, Hough, Livingston, and Larsen in Philadelphia, and, in 1929, opened his own office. In the 1930s he began contributing gently satirical caricatures and scenes to many periodicals including The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, The Philadelphia Record, and The Washington Times-Herald . He also wrote articles for The Atlantic Monthly, the University of Pennsylvania Gazette, and other periodicals and authored a slightly irreverent column for The Journal of the American Institute of Architects entitled "Life in a Martini Glass." He was also a staff artist on two University of Pennsylvania archaeological expeditions: Iraq in 1936 and Guatemala in 1960.

Alfred Bendiner drew constantly and always had his miniature paint box, brush and tiny bottle of water tucked in his vest pocket. At times he painted on menus and napkins, and if he ran out of water, it is said, he used wine, coffee, or even his own saliva.

Bendiner was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and president of the Philadelphia chapter in 1952. He died in 1964 and was posthumously elected an associate member of the National Academy of Design. His work has been exhibited in many one-man and group shows and is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Library of Congress, the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Some of his caricatures of concerts and the theater for The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin were published, along with his comments, in his book, Music to My Eyes .

From the guide to the Alfred Bendiner caricatures and related papers, 1929-1992, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [Peek-a-Boo] / Alfred Bendiner (BSB). Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf BENDINER, ALFRED. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [Alfred Bendiner] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Caricatures of musicians [graphic] / Alfred Bendiner, ca. 1942-1964 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Alfred Bendiner caricatures and related papers, 1929-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [Alfred Bendiner collection] -- 1926-1960. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Bendiner, Alfred, 1899-1964 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1937-1967, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [Mosque Istanbul] [graphic] / [Alfred Bendiner]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [B. Penn] / [Alfred Bendiner]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [Greece muleback] [graphic] / [Alfred Bendiner]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Alfred Bendiner 1899-1964 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. Alfred Bendiner caricatures, 1938-1955. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [Illustration for Philadelphia Medicine] / A Bendiner. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred, 1899-1964. Alfred Bendiner drawings, 1930s-1950s. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [Bulfight II] [graphic] / Alfred Bendiner B.S.B. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. Alfred Bendiner correspondence, 1942. Library of Congress
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [Grenada] [graphic] / Alfred Bendiner B.S.B. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [Bullfight--Mexico (Sports)] [graphic] / Alfred Bendiner. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. Alfred Bendiner caricatures and related papers. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIj, 1898-1988 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [Wagon (Portugal)] [graphic] / [Alfred Bendiner]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn The Papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz., 1784-1991 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [Bulfight III] / Alfred Bendiner. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Magill, James Phineas, 1885-1974. Papers, 1911-1974. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. Alfred Bendiner artist file. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. [Vladimir Golschman & Grace Moore] [graphic] / A Bendiner. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred. Correspondence to Paul Philippe Cret, 1943. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Bendiner, Alfred, 1899-1964. Memorabilia 1919-1970. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
creatorOf Koyl, George S. (George Simpson), 1885-1975. George S. Koyl architectural drawings and papers, 1908-1955. University of Pennsylvania, Architectural Archives
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associatedWith Alfred Bendiner, person
associatedWith American Music Collection corporateBody
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959 person
associatedWith Armstrong, Charl person
associatedWith Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959 person
associatedWith Barry, Philip, 1896-1949 person
associatedWith Bendiner, Betty. person
associatedWith Brown, Joe E. (Joe Evan), 1892- person
associatedWith Buka, Donald person
associatedWith Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964 person
associatedWith Carey, Harry, 1878-1947 person
associatedWith Cavillo, Leo person
correspondedWith Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945 person
associatedWith Cronyn, Hume person
associatedWith Erskine, Marilyn, 1924- person
associatedWith Ferrer, Melchor person
associatedWith Free Library of Philadelphia. Print and Picture Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Gomez, S. Thomas person
associatedWith Gordon, Ruth, 1896- person
associatedWith Hayes, Helen, 1900- person
associatedWith Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989 person
associatedWith Horowitz, Wanda Toscanini. person
associatedWith Huston, Philip, 1908- person
associatedWith Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961 person
associatedWith Koyl, George S. (George Simpson), 1885-1975. person
associatedWith Loeb, Philip, 1894-1955 person
associatedWith Magill, James Phineas, 1885-1974. person
associatedWith Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964 person
associatedWith Muni, Paul, 1895-1967 person
associatedWith O'Brien-Moore, Erin, 1902-1979 person
associatedWith Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963 person
associatedWith O'Malley, J. Pat (James Pat) person
associatedWith Paxinou, Katina person
associatedWith Ross, George person
associatedWith Scott, Raymond, 1910- person
associatedWith Shepherd, Ann person
associatedWith Smith, Lillian person
associatedWith Stoddard, Haila, 1913- person
associatedWith Sundberg, Clinton person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith White, Jane person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Wynn, Ed, 1886-1966 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
United States
United States
Subject
Caricatures and cartoons--20th century
Theater--Drawings
Violinists--Caricatures and cartoons
Caricatures and cartoons
Cartoonists--Biography
Actors--Caricatures and cartoons
Theater--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Drawings
Conductors (Music)--Caricatures and cartoons
Concerts--1940-1969
Cartoonists--20th century--Drawings
Art--20th century
College publications--Illustrations
Musicians--Caricatures and cartoons
Pianists--Caricatures and cartoons
Theater--Caricatures and cartoons--20th century
Musical instruments--Caricatures and cartoons
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Architect
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Birth 1899

Death 1964

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