Bendiner, AlfredAlternative names
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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|associatedWith||The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library.||corporateBody|
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