Tressa Emerson Benson

Maiden Name: 
Emerson
Variant Names: 
Tressa Pond Emerson Benson
Spouse: 
Ben Albert Benson
Birth Date: 
06/28/1896
Birth Place: 
Bucksport, ME
Death Date: 
1987
Death Place: 
Florida
Residences/Studios: 
Downers Grove, IL
Visited: 
Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, England on a fellowship from Syracuse University
Paris, France for training
Active In: 
Chicago
Downers Grove
Medium: 
Painting
Painting - Oil
Painting - Watercolor
Subject: 
American Scene
Everyday life
Regionalism
Style: 
Realism
Exhibitions: 
Kansas City Art Institute, 1929
AIC, 1931,32, 37, 38, 41, 42, 44
Paintings by Tressa Emerson Benson, Fred Biesel, Ruth Van Sickle Ford, Agnes Potter Lowrie, Irving Manoir, and David McCosh, AIC, 1932.
Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture, AIC, 1933, 34
Solo, Mandel Brothers, Chicago, 1941
Solo, Joslyn Mem, 1943
Solo, Downers Grove (IL) Public Library, 1957
Awards: 
Medal, Kansas City Art Institute, 1929
Mr & Mrs.Frank H. Armstrong Prize, Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1938
Memberships: 
Downers Grove (IL) Art Guild, founder
Fellow, Syracuse U
Lincoln Art Guild
Chicago Society of Artists
National Association of Women Artists
Training: 
Academie Colarosi and Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris
Syracuse University
Other Occupations: 
Teacher, U of Nebraska, 1925-30
FAP/WPA
Teacher, Director of Art, Avery Coonley School, Downer's Grove, 1952-53