Frederick Benjamin Schell (1838-1902)


Frederick Benjamin Schell (1838-1902)
American Golden Age Illustration scenic painter, art director & art critic ;
Frederick B. Schell ; F.B. Schell ; F. B. Schell ; F. Benjamin Schell ;
[Born March 14, 1838 in Philadelphia, PA –  in May 26, 1902 in Bronx, NY from a 3rd story fall out his window (possibly due to seizures)]


FAD record control number: 58620 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Frederick Benjamin Schell (1838-1902) biography:

Birth: March 14, 1838 in Philadelphia, PA ;
Death: May 26, 1902 in Bronx, NY from a 3rd story fall out his window (possibly due to seizures) ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
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Known for: Scenic painting ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;

Areas: Philadelphia, PA ; New York, NY ; Bronx, NY ;
Region: Mid-Atlantic ; North East ;
Lived: Philadelphia, PA ; Bronx, NY ;
Father: Charles C. Schell (1829-1900) ;
Mother: Elizabeth (Lipp) Schell (1836-1916) ;
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth (Owen) Schell (1842-1923), wife ;
Children: Mary F Schell (1865-?), daughter ; Fred B. Schell, Jr. (1867-?), son ; Henry “Harry” K. Schell (1871-1904), son ; Emilia “Emily” Schell (1879-1967), daughter ; William Elmer Schell (1883-1919), son ;

Work: Harper Publications, New York, NY, art director ; worked as an art critic ; worked as a scenic painter ;


Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, as a non-member (1884, 1886) ;




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April 15, 2020

Last updated: May 30, 2020 at 16:03 pm

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