(1873 - 1948)
Wladyslaw Theodor Benda was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / Poland. Wladyslaw Benda is known for illustrations-figure, portrait, mural paintings, theatrical masks.
Biography Wladyslaw Benda
Wladslaw Theodor Benda is an illustrator remembered today primarily for his beautiful theatrical masks. These creations occupied the latter part of his career and were used in theatre and dance performances around the world. Altogether, Benda was a painter, muralist, lithographer, set designer, mask maker, woodcarver, author and playwright. Benda illustrated during the "Golden Era" of American Illustration, which ran from approximately 1880-1940.
Benda himself had an international background. He was born in Poznan, Poland, and drew from his earliest years. After a false start in civil engineering at the Krakow college of Technology, he switched to the Academy of Fine Arts. In the 1890s he was accepted into Vienna's prestigious Schoo
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