Illustrated Happy Hour: Benton Spruance + French 75 CocktailTags: art, Illustrated Happy Hour, WWII
From 1934, Spruance taught at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts. As well as teaching printmaking, he also taught the history of art. He was awarded a Cresson Traveling Scholarship and spent 1928 in Paris. From the early 1950s, Spruance participated in the urban regeneration of Philadelphia and in 1953 was appointed to the Philadelphia Art Commission. Spruance studied at the University of Pennsylvania School of Fine Art and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Lithography was Spruance’s principal printmaking technique. He made 536 lithographs out of a total oeuvre of 555 recorded prints.
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