Dorothy Benrimo

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
BenrimoDorothy
Lifespan
1903 – 1977
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Jeweler, photographer
Medium
Metal;Photography
Publications
Camposantos a photographic essay by Dorothy Benrimo ; with a commentary by Rebecca Salsbury James and historical notes by E. Boyd - Fort Worth [Tex.] Amon Carter Museum of Western Art c1966 - 76 p. : chiefly ill., map ; 27 cm
Biography
Benrimo, Dorothy [Metals Artist, Photographer) Born in Valparaiso, Chile...died in Albuquerque...A pioneer in gold and silver jewelry as fine art, Benrimo is also credited with making the first photographic record of camposantos, the Hispanic cemetery crosses of northern New Mexico...[In 1928] she worked with [Louis Comfort] Tiffany at his estate in...New York..In 1939 she relocated to [Taos] New Mexico with her husband, the noted painter Thomas Benrimo...Benrimo's jewelry was included in the Smithsonian Institution's Exhibition of American Silversmithing, traveling to twenty-three US museums in the 1950s...In 1966 the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art sponsored a show of her photographs accompanied by the book Camposantos, with commentary by the artist Rebecca Salsbury James and historical notes by E. Boyd...Benrimo's photographs are housed in the Harwood Museum of the University of New Mexico, Taos. [Retrieved on 1/10/2018 from https://books.google.com/books?id=keKW15lChagC&pg=PA304&lpg=PA304&dq=dorothy+benrimo&source=bl&ots=EZXYxYn1vV&sig=xRM6H1Omtfwn35VLR1ZXTfDsPQU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi6-unAiM7YAhWm5YMKHesJC2M4ChDoAQg1MAQ#v=onepage&q=dorothy benrimo&f=false]
Geographic names
Ranchos de Taos
Related people/organizations
E. Boyd (worked with)
Rebecca Salsbury James (worked with)
Thomas Benrimo (is/was married to)
Related exhibition/event
(participated)
Craftsmen of New Mexico 1963 (participated)