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Edmund Bensell

 (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,   ...  Displaying 750 of 1423 characters.

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