Benton Spruance

1904–1967

Benton Spruance, ‘Icarus I’ 1963
Icarus I 1963
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Biography

Benton Murdoch Spruance (June 25, 1904–December 6, 1967) American painter, printmaker, architect.

Spruance was born and died in Philadelphia. He was a long-term faculty member and Chairman of the Arts Department at Beaver College in Glenside, PA, as well as Chairman of the Printmaking Department of the Philadelphia College of Art. As a printmaker, Spruance was known for his innovations in color lithography with series of works relating to mythological and religious themes, as well as portraiture.

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Artworks

Benton Spruance Icarus I

1963

Benton Spruance Bestiary

1967

Benton Spruance Icarus III

1963

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