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William Arthur Smith Benson, 1854-1924

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1854.10.17
Place of Birth: 6 Sussex Square, Paddington, London
Date of Death: 1924.07.05
Place of Death: Castle Comer, Manorbier

Identity:

William Arthur Smith Benson was a leading metalwork designer of the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Life:

He may have known JW in the mid-seventies, when his name appears in an address book (#12714).

Bibliography:

Jopling, Louise, Twenty Years of My Life, 1867 to 1887, London, 1925; Who Was Who: A Companion to Who's Who, vol. 2, 1916-1928, London, 1942; Bruce, W. N., 'A Memoir, W. A. S. Benson' in Benson, W. A. S., Drawing. Its History and Uses, Oxford, 1925; Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford; Depas, Rosalind, 'The Bensons: a Family in the Arts and Crafts Movement', Journal of Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Studies, I, 2, Fall, 1988, pp. 74-85.