Benjamin “Ben” Edward Shepardson (1898-1954) [RP 1943-1954]
Ben E Shepardson ; B.E. Shepardson ; B. E. Shepardson ; Ben Shepardson ; B. Edward Shepardson ;
American financier and amateur artist ; 
(Born May 9, 1898 in Pittsfield, MA – died May 14, 1954 in Ken Ely, Somerset Bridge, Bermuda, died of suicide from overdose of drugs)

 

SAL record control number: 190624 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Biography:

Birth: May 9, 1898 in Pittsfield, MA ;
Death: May 14, 1954 in Ken Ely, Somerset Bridge, Bermuda, died of suicide from overdose of drugs ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Taurus ;

Known for: Finance ;
Medium: Oil ; watercolor ; pencil ;
Technique: Painting ; sketching ;
Subjects: Bermuda ;

Areas: Bronxville, NY ; New York, NY ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: 60 Wiltshire Street, Bronxville, NY (1943) ; 18 Pine Street, New York, NY (1943) ;
Father: George Edwin Shepardson (1873-1915) ;
Mother: Frances Mariah (Ransehousen) Shepardson (1877-1941) ;
Relatives: Lillian Marie Shepardson (1900-1962), sister ; Florence May Shepardson (1902-1968), sister ; Lester Albert Shepardson (1904-1980), brother ; Marshall Newton Shepardson (1906-1966), brother ; Anna Gertrude Shepardson (1909-1982), sister ; Ethel Iline Shepardson (1910-2002), sister ; Harley Leroy Shepardson Sr (1912-1977), brother ; Grace Frances Shepardson (1914-1991), sister ;
Spouse: Harriett Elizabeth (Gehrkens) Shepardson (1902-?), wife ;
Children: Benjamin Edward Shepardson Jr (1931-2003), son ;

Training: High School, Pittsfield, MA ; Columbia University, New York, NY ;
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Work: United States Navy, World War I (3 years) ; Chase Bank (The Chase National Bank), New York, NY (1921-1952), coupon collection department (4 years), business development department, assistant cashier (1930), second vice-president (1946-1952, retired due to ill health) ;

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Member: Salmagundi, New York, NY, patron (lay) member (1943-1954) [but is also listed as an artist member], proposed by Howard Potter Maeder Sr (1886-1945) [RAE 1943-1945], Wendel W Clinedinst [RA 1936-?] and James P Roach [RP 1936-?], admissions committee (1944-1945), finance committee (1948-1949) ; Knollwood Country Club, Elmsford, NY, member ; Beta Theta Pi, White Plains, NY, member ;
Exhibited with: Salmagundi, New York, NY ; Westchester City Art Fair, Westchester, NY (1926) ;
Awards: Westchester City Art Fair, Westchester, NY, 1st prize (1926) ;

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Document information

Document permalink:
http://salmagundi.org/artist/?p=69062

Digital-born document number:
SAL.2019.190624

Digital document provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Salmagundi.

Document license:
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Record birth date:
September 7, 2023

Last updated: September 7, 2023 at 14:27 pm

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