Charles C Benham (1840-1902)



Charles C Benham (1840-1902)
American Romantic painter & potter ;
C. C. Benham ; C.C. Benham ; Charles Benham ; Charles Graham Chemical Pottery Works ;
[Born August 3, 1840 in England? or possibly New Haven, CT? – died September 21, 1902 in New York, NY, buried in New Haven, CT]


FAD record control number: 36222 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Charles C. Benham (1840-1902) biography:

Birth: August 3, 1840 in England? or possibly New Haven, CT? ;
Death: September 21, 1902 in New York, NY, buried in New Haven, CT ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Leo ;

Known for: Portraits ; landscapes ;
Medium: oil ; watercolor ; clay ;
Technique: painting ; ceramics ;
Subjects: rural landscape ; people ; women ;

Areas: England? ; New Haven, CT (1889) ; New York, NY (1893) ; Brooklyn, NY ; Long Island, NY ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: 247 West 125th Street, New York, NY (1891-1894) ; 215 West 125th Street, New York, NY (1896) ; 54 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY (1900) ; 553 Howard Avenue, Brooklyn, NY ;
Father: John B. Benham (1823-1897), father, woodworker ;

Training: England? ;
Work: John B. Benham & Son ; Woodwork designer ; Charles Graham Chemical Pottery Works, Brooklyn, NY, Charles C. Benham, owner, 25 years carving pattern in low surface relief in deep blue salt glazes, delft-like patterns on tiles, fine white clay making in the shapes of mugs, jugs and vases ;


Member: New Haven Art Club, New Haven, CT, treasurer ;
Exhibited with: American Water Color Society, New York, NY ; New Haven Art Club, New Haven, CT, treasurer ; Boston Art Club, Boston, MA ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY ;

Milestones: Portraits of Charlotte Cushman, Clara Morris ; Invents unique technique to prepare wood panels for painting, runs a hot poker of highly polished light colored wood ;



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July 21, 2018

Last updated: May 26, 2019 at 0:25 am

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