Benson, Frank Weston – American Artist

A Frank W. Benson etching of pintail ducks titled Pair of Pintails

p4A ItemID F7983897
A Frank W. Benson etching of geese titled Study of Geese

p4A ItemID F7983896
Frank W. Benson etching, "Essex County Ornithological Club 1916", signed

p4A ItemID F7980532
Frank Weston Benson etching, Souvenir of Long Point, 1918, edition 8/12 proofs, signed

p4A ItemID F7974353

Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862 to 1951)

Frank Weston Benson was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1862. He studied at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston and the Academie Julian in Paris. Benson was a hunter and often depicted sporting scenes of birds in his artwork. The landscape around his studio on North Haven Island, Maine provided inspiration for his etchings and paintings. Benson taught at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and in the Society of Art in Portland, Maine.

Information courtesy of Harlowe-Powell Auction, July 2011.

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