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Rita Piacenza Benton

 (1896 - 1975)
Rita Piacenza Benton was active/lived in Missouri.  Rita Benton is known for painting, embroidery.

Biography   Rita Piacenza Benton

Rita was born in Milan, Italy, the daughter of Ettore & Maria Piacenza.  She moved to New York with her parents as a young girl.  She was an art student there when she met Thomas Hart Benton, her instructor.  They married February 14, 1922 in Manhattan, New York.  They were the parents of a son, Thomas, and a daughter, Jessie.


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