(1842 - 1894)
Edmund Birckhead Bensell was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Edmund Bensell is known for book illustrations, landscape, genre paintings.
Biography Edmund Bensell
Edmund Birckhead Bensell was born in Philadelphia and graduated from
the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He actively exhibited at
the Philadelphia Academy, the Artist's Fund Society, and the
Philadelphia Sketch Club, of which he was one of the original six
founders. He and his artist brother, George Bensell, fostered the
enthusiastic feeling at the Club for anti-slavery and painted banners
for the Negro headquarters. He also helped illustrate William
Still's book, The Underground Rail Road.
Bensell is best
known for his pen and ink drawings, most notably for the forty
illustrations of Shakespeare made for the publisher Charles F.
Hazeltine. Bensell also illustrated for Scribner & Sons,
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