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Thomas Duncan Benrimo

Also Known As: "Thomas Daniel McAlpin Benrimo"
Birthplace: San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
Death: Died in Taos, New Mexico, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Benrimo and Edith Benrimo
Husband of Dorothy S. Benrimo
Ex-husband of Helen E. Benrimo
Father of <private> Wheeler (Benrimo)
Brother of J. Harry Benrimo; Barrow C. Benrimo; Donah Benrimo and Harvey Samuel Benrimo

Occupation: Illustrator, educator, painter
Managed by: Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
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About Tom Benrimo

Born and coming from a noted show business family, Thomas Daniel "Duncan" Benrimo showed early talent as an artist-illustrator. In April 1906, The San Francisco Earthquake destroyed most of his early art work and displaced most of his family. Arriving in New York, he was joined by his Elder Brother, Actor-Performer, Joseph Harry Benrimo, and worked at stage-set desiging. Later, he settled back as an artist-illustrator. As an Illustrator for Fortune, Scribner's and Harper's, Benrimer also taught at Pratt Institute. After relocating to Taos, Benrimer was included in group and solo exhibitions in New York and San Francisco. His work is held by museums including the Denver Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art and Fort Worth Art Museum. (1)


  1. From the description of Tom Benrimo sketches, 1930-1939. (Fashion Institute of Tech Library). WorldCat record id: 79418249
  2. MacAgy, Douglas, 1913- . American Genius in Review No. I, Pamphlet, 1960; digital images, ( : accessed March 10, 2014), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas , Texas.
  4. Tom and Dorothy Benrimo papers, 1898-1973
  5. Taos County, New Mexico Obituaries - B -
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Tom Benrimo's Timeline

October 12, 1888
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
Age 69
Taos, New Mexico, United States