Wilson Nesbitt Benson
(1861 - 1930)
Wilson Nesbitt Benson was active/lived in New York, Arkansas. Wilson Benson is known for painting, illustration, engraving.
Biography Wilson Nesbitt Benson
Wilson Nesbitt Benson (more commonly known as Nesbitt Benson and sometimes listed as Nesbitte Benson) is an American painter, illustrator and engraver known for his portraits. Benson was born in June 1861 on a cotton plantation in Arkansas to Mr. Benson and Fannie E. Benson of Mississippi. In 1872, at age 11, Benson’s family moved from Arkansas to Baltimore, MD. He graduated from law school at the University of Virginia in 1884. Around 1885, Benson moved to Jackson, MS and begins to practice law. After his first and only case, Benson focused on drafting, etching, engraving, woodcuts and illustrations for local newspapers. He created a map of Mississippi with Jackson featured in the center. By 1887,
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