Posts Tagged ‘1956’

February 23

“John Howard Benson died on February 23, 1956, in Newport, Rhode Island, where he had spent all the fifty-four and a half years of his life. Artist, calligrapher, sculptor, scholar, and humanist, he was unquestionably America’s leading designer of incised letters.” Thus begins the short biography of Benson, written by his friend Philip Hofer, and [...]