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Benson, Frank Weston

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00016607
Benson, Frank Weston

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 24 March 1862, in Salem (Massachusetts); died 1951, in Salem.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver, lithographer. Portraits, figures, genre scenes, fishing scenes, hunting scenes, interiors, landscapes with figures, landscapes, seascapes, animals. Murals.

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Frank Benson studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston from 1880 to 1883, where he formed a friendship with Edmund C. Tarbell, then in 1883 he continued his studies at the Académie Julian in Paris with Gustave Boulanger and Jules Lefebvre. In 1884, he spent some time at Concarneau and painted in the company of Edward Simmons, Alexander Harrison and Arthur Hoeber. In 1885, he settled in his native town and taught in Portland. In 1889, he moved to Boston, where he was appointed to a teaching post at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts of the city where he had once been a student....

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Subjects: Painting ; Prints and Printmaking ; 20th-Century Art ; 19th-Century Art ; Art of the United States

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