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 Gerrit Albertus Beneker  (1882 - 1934)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/New York/Michigan      Known for: industry, figure and portrait painting, illustration

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Birth
1882 (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
 
Death
1934 (Truro, Massachusetts)

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Massachusetts/New York/Michigan


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industry, figure and portrait painting, illustration

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The following is submitted by Katrina Beneker, granddaughter of the artist, August 2003.

In 1905, Gerrit Beneker began his art career as an illustrator. He married Flora Judd, his high school sweetheart from Grand Rapids and they moved to Brooklyn, NY. Gerrit's early passion was to create an art that would inspire and provide honor to the workingman. As such, he had no interest in painting portraits of pretty women, which were so often seen on the magazine covers of the day. Rather he wan (showing 500 of 6002 characters).



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