Very Good. Exhibition Catalogue. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 74 pp., illus. (some col. ), biblio.; 28 cm. A loan exhibition for the benefit of the Graduate School's Fellowship Fund in Art History, Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, 11 May-11 June 1988. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. CONTENTS: Benson and Maine, by John Wilmerding; Frank Benson: Outdoors, by Sheila Dugan; Frank Benson-His Own Man: A Study of the Artist's Development and Its [sic] Critical Reception, by William H. Gerdts.
Near Fine. 76 pages. Paperback exhibition catalogue, bound in stiff illustrated paper French fold covers. Texts in English, with many illustrations in color. Slight shelfwear rubbing to the covers and edges, but still essentially a tight binding with an uncreased spine and unmarked clean interior. Published on the occasion of the exhibition held from May 11-June 11, 1988.
Color Plates. Near Fine. Frank Weston Benson, frequently referred to as Frank W. Benson, (March 24, 1862 ¿ November 15, 1951) was an American artist from Salem, Massachusetts known for his Realistic portraits, American Impressionist paintings, watercolors and etchings. He began his career painting portraits of distinguished families and murals for the Library of Congress. Some of his best known paintings (Eleanor, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Summer, Rhode Island School of Design Museum) depict his daughters outdoors at Benson's summer home, Wooster Farm, on the island of North Haven, Maine. He also produced numerous oil, wash and watercolor paintings and etchings of wildfowl and landscapes. In 1880, Benson began to study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston under Otto Grundmann, and in 1883 at the Académie Julien in Paris. He enjoyed a distinguished career as an instructor and department head at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was a founding member of the Ten American Painters, American Academy of Arts.
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