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Tressa Pond Emerson Benson

 (1896 - 1987)
Tressa Pond Emerson Benson was active/lived in Illinois, Nebraska.  Tressa Benson is known for landscape, figure, portrait and genre painting, teaching.

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Tressa Pond Emerson Benson
1896 Bucksport, Maine – 1987 Tallahassee, Florida

(Tressa Pond Emerson)

With a long career as an art teacher and painter, Tressa Benson was known for oil and watercolor landscapes, still lifes, figures, portraits, and city genre scenes in a modernist style. She spent most of her career in Illinois, but was in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1925 to 1930 as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska’s Fine Arts Department. There she met Ben Albert Benson (1901-1986), also an art teacher, and they married in 1930 in Davenport, Iowa. He became a noted artist specializing in Art Deco wood block engraving. Although Tressa left Nebraska in the 1930s, she maintained her membership in the Lincoln Artists’ Guil   ...  Displaying 750 of 3828 characters.

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