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Auriel Bessemer

 (1909 - 1986)
Auriel Alexsandor Bessemer was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Colorado.  Auriel Bessemer is known for allegorical figure and narrative painting, mural.

Biography   Auriel Bessemer


Auriel Alexsandor Bessemer was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 27, 1909.  Bessemer studied at the Art Students League in New York City, Columbia University, and National Academy of Design.   During the Depression he was employed by the Works Progress Administration and painted a mural for the post office in Arlington, Virginia.  His early career was spent in Washington, DC.  He died in Merced, California on February 15, 1986.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1940-73; Death Record.



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