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Bessie Bennett

 (1870 - 1939)
Bessie Bennett was active/lived in Illinois, Ohio.  Bessie Bennett is known for jewelry design, museum curator, metalwork.

Biography  
Bessie Bennett


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 as 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 ecclesiastical sculpture. 

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 she had her own metalworking studio, which was located in the down  ...  Displaying 750 of 1226 characters.



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About  Bessie Bennett

Born:  1870 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Died:   1939
Known for:  jewelry design, museum curator, metalwork