Ernst Benkert

Year of birth, place
1928, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Ernst Benkert served in the U.S. Army in occupied Japan (1947). Attended evening drawing classes and a summer school course (1950) at the Art Institute of Chicago and studied art history at Harvard College (grad. 1953). 1956 summer school with Oskar Kokoschka in Salzburg, AT. 1957–1959 teaching assistant in studio art at the Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH. 1960–1971 founding member of Anonima Group. 1966–1990 taught art history and studio art at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.
Exhib. and lit.: See: Anonima Group.