(1870 - 1939)
Bessie Bennett was active/lived in Illinois, Ohio. Bessie Bennett is known for jewelry design, museum curator, metalwork.
A silversmith and art educator in Chicago, Bessie Bennett was a
graduate of the Art
Institute of Chicago and then was employed at the Art Institute, first
assistant to the Director of Textiles and decorative objects and later
as Curator of Decorative Art.
According to the bulletin of the Art Institute, October 1907, she, when
assistant to the Director, toured France by automobile for
two months studying French faience, wood carvings, tapestries and
In 1894, she was part of the reorganization of The Decorative Art Society of Chicago.
In Chicago, she was unique as a professional female of her era because
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