Research Catalog

Robert Benney original drawings

Title
Robert Benney original drawings, 1926-1947.
Author
Benney, Robert, 1904-2001.
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Box 1Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1984-005 Box 1Offsite
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p1pc Benney, Robert. Original drawings and research materials (CStRLIN)NYPW02-a168
Description
36 lin. ft. (45 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Portraits
Source (note)
  • Berson, Alma
Biography (note)
  • Robert Benney was an illustrator, painter and war correspondent known primarily for the combat sketches he made of U.S. military personnel in the Pacific during World War II.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aids available in repository and on Internet.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: Robert Benney Original Drawings and Research Materials.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Vim 1984-005
Author
Benney, Robert, 1904-2001.
Title
Robert Benney original drawings, 1926-1947.
Summary
The Robert Benney drawings are black and white sketches in pencil and ink primarily of actors and actresses in costume for New York City theater productions. The drawings also include sketches of entire scenes and portraits of musicians, radio personalities, comedians, dancers and film stars. There are some photocopies in the collection; most duplicate the Library's holdings of originals.
Biography
Robert Benney was an illustrator, painter and war correspondent known primarily for the combat sketches he made of U.S. military personnel in the Pacific during World War II. In addition to his military work, Benney drew portraits of actors and actresses who appeared in New York theater productions and Hollywood films. Born in Romania in 1904, Benney grew up in the United States and studied art in New York at Cooper Union and at the National Academy of Design. He began drawing prominent performers of the stage and screen for publication beginning in 1926. His drawings were commissioned by New York newspapers and magazines and, in the late 1930s, by large Hollywood movie studios. Benney also taught art at the college level, worked as a commercial artist for businesses and advertising agencies, had his own studio, and was a war artist correspondent in North Africa (1954) and Vietnam (1968).
Indexes
Finding aids available in repository and on Internet.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: Robert Benney Original Drawings and Research Materials.
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Found In:
p1pc Benney, Robert. Original drawings and research materials (CStRLIN)NYPW02-a168
Research Call Number
*T-Vim 1984-005
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