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Frank Weston Benson

 (1862 - 1951)
Frank Weston Benson was active/lived in Massachusetts.  Frank Benson is known for landscape, portrait, genre and wildlife painting, etching.

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Frank Weston Benson


Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Frank Benson was a painter of impressionist* seascapes and landscapes, often with figures posed by his wife and children, and also numerous hunting scenes.  He spent most of his life in the seaport town of Salem and loved trekking through the countryside for his subject matter, especially wildlife.  He is credited with making the American sporting print a distinct art form and for being one of the outstanding 20th-century wildlife printmakers.

He was a teacher in Portland, Maine at The Society of Art, and in Boston at The Museum of Fine Arts, where he and his good friend Edmund Tarbell established it as a top-notch institution.

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About  Frank Weston Benson

Born:  1862 - Salem, Massachusetts
Died:   1951 - Salem, Massachusetts
Known for:  landscape, portrait, genre and wildlife painting, etching