(1887 - 1958)
Thomas Duncan Benrimo was active/lived in New Mexico, New York, California. Thomas Benrimo is known for surreal, modernist-leaning landscape, illustration.
Biography Thomas Benrimo
in San Francisco in 1887, Thomas Benrimo began to draw at a young age,
but the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 destroyed his early
drawings and notebooks and forced the family to move to New York.
suffering from tuberculosis, Benrimo recovered and became a successful
stage designer and commercial artist in New York. He painted seriously
whenever he could, but only a few of the Cubist paintings of this early
period survive. Benrimo taught at Pratt Institute and was one of the
first in this country to introduce the teaching methods developed at the
German Bauhaus School of design.
Benrimo moved to Taos, New
Mexico, in 1939, and was able at last to paint full-time. His work
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