(1934 - 2001)
William Benecke was active/lived in Illinois / Mexico. William Benecke is known for commercial art, illustration, landscape and figure painting, gallery owner.
Biography William Benecke
William Benecke was born in November 1934 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away in 2001. He had his formal art training at the Art Institute of Chicago and went to work at first as an illustrator for several of the major studios in Chicago and also worked as a staff illustrator for the Chicago Tribune and the Sun Times.
At the age of 24, he went to Mexico and lived there for ten years during which time he painted and also had a gallery. Studying and sketching trips in the 70's and 80's brought him in touch with Paris, Strasbourg, Venice, Cote d'Azur and the chateau region of the Loire Valley.
Whenever he returned home to the Midwest, Benecke found time to paint the vistas of Chicago and nearby picturesque locales.
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