biographie de Ture BENGTZ (1907-1973)

Birth place: Westansunda, Aland, Finland

Death place: South Duxbury, MA

Addresses: Melrose, MA; Duxbury, MA

Profession: Museum director, painter, etcher, lithographer, teacher, designer, lecturer

Studied: Finland; BMFA Sch.; Slade Sch., London; Fontainebleau Sch., France; Paige traveling scholar to Europe, summers, 1933-37; Tiffany Found. fels., 1940-41.

Exhibited: Currier Gal., Manchester, NH; Mariehamn, Aland; NAD, 1941, 1942, 1943 (prize), 1944-46 ( Palmer Mem. Prize, 1944); AIC, 1946; CI; Corcoran Gal., 1941, 1947; LOC, 1944, 1946; CPLH, 1946; New England A. (prize); Boston Pr. M., 1956, (prize); Brooklyn Mus, NY; Boston Printmakers, 1965, 1969 (Boston Printmakers Prize & Gendrot Prize); Am. Fedn. Arts Watercolor Traveling Show, Australia, India & Japan

Member: Gld. Boston A.

Work: Vanner's Coll., Aland, Finland; Wiggins Col., Boston Pub. Lib.; Berkshire Mus., Pittsfield, Mass.; BMFA; Addison Gallery, Andover, Mass.; LOC; SAM; Cincinnati AM. Commissions: stained glass window, 12th century church, Finland, 1968.

Comments: Came to U.S. about 1923. Preferred media: oils, watercolors, graphics. Positions: tech. illus. radar equip., Raytheon Corp., Waltham, Mass., 1941-45; mus. dir., Art Complex, Inc., Duxbury, Mass., 1969-. Publications: illus., White Squaw," Heath. Teaching: BMFA Sch., 1934-38, instr. artistic anatomy, 1938-39, graphic arts, 1939-41, head drawing & graphic arts dept., 1941-69; demonstr. & lectr. drawing & anat., WGBH TV, 1957-60; lects. & demonstrations drawing, composition, anat., painting & printmaking, US & abroad.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Anthony R. White, Burlingame, CA (cites death date as1973)"

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