Benton Murdoch Spruance  (American, 1904-1967) 

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Benton Murdoch Spruance Biography
1904   Born in Philadelphia, PA
1946   Gold medal at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
1950   Guggenheim Fellowship
1962   Medal for Distinguished Service to Art from the Philadelphia Sketch Club
1964   Guggenheim Fellowship
1934 - 1965   Chairman of the Printmaking Department of the Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1965   Medal of Achievement from the Philadelphia Arts Alliance
1967   Died in Philadelphia, PA
  Recognized for innovations in color lithography
  Studied at the University of Pennsylvania School of Fine Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with Daniel Garber
  Awarded the Cresson traveling scholarship and had the opportunity to travel to France and study with Andre Lhote in Paris
Selected Exhibitions
2011   City Views, LaSalle University Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2009   American Scene, American Print Exhibition, British Museum
2008   The Long Night and the New Day: lithographs by Benton Spruance, Williams College Museum of Art
1964   Beaver College Gallery (solo)
Muhlenberg College (solo)
Philadelphia Print Club (solo)
1962   Associated American Artists (solo)
Reading Museum (solo)
Sacramento Museum (solo)
1961   Edinboro State College (solo)
1960   Rehn Gallery, New York City (solo)
The Philadelphia Print Club (solo)
The Sessler Gallery, Philadelphia (solo)
Woodmere Gallery, 25 Years in Retrospect (solo)
Redlands (solo)
Texas Western University (solo)
East Carolina College (solo)
Boston Library (solo)
1959   Utah State University (solo)
The Philadelphia Museum College of Art Medal (solo)
Chestnut Hill College (solo)
Lehigh University (solo)
1958   The Sessler Gallery (solo)
1957   The Alverthorpe Gallery (solo)
1956   Louisiana State University (solo)
West Chester Art Center (solo)
The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts (solo)
1955   Rehn Gallery (solo)
Dickinson College (solo)
Pennsylvania State University (solo)
Oklahoma Art Center (solo)
1954   In Retrospect, Joslyn Museum, Omaha; Mt. Holyoke College; Swarthmore College (solo)
George Washington University (solo)
Wesleyan University (solo)
Selected Public Collections
  Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University
  Tate Modern, London
  Terra Foundation for American Art
  Whitney Museum of American Art
  Wichita Art Museum
  Williams College Museum of Art
  Wolfsonian Foundation
  Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia
  Meade Art Museum at Amherst College
  University Gallery at the University of Mass, Amherst
  National Gallery of Art
  New York Public Library
  Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University
  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  Philadelphia Free Library
  Philadelphia Museum of Art
  Smithsonian Museum of American Art
  Smith College Museum of Art
  Spartanburg Art Museum
  Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
  LaSalle Art Museum, Philadelphia
  Library of Congress
  Meade Art Museum at Amherst College
  Metropolitan Museum of Art
  Mount Holyoke College
  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  Museum of Modern Art
  Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
  Art Institute of Chicago
  Baltimore Museum of Art
  The British Museum
  Brooklyn Museum of Art
  Carnegie Museum of Art
  Cantor Arts Center, Stamford University
  Cleveland Museum of Art
  Free Library, Philadelphia
  Huntingdon Library, San Marino, California

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