Frank Weston Benson was an American Impressionist who started his career as a realist portrait painter. In 1898 Frank W. Benson joined The Ten American Painters group which included other famous American painters John Henry Twatchtman, J. Alden Weir, Edmund Tarbell, Willard Leroy Metcalfe and Childe Hassam.
For some 23 years Frank W. Benson taught at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston gaining recognition for his portraits and landscape oil paintings. During his lifetime he was hailed as America’s most awarded artist, with his first prize being awarded in 1890 when he was just 28 years of age.
Just like the French Impressionists Frank Benson began en plein air painting and he became well known for his outdoor family scenes and landscapes. He often painted at his summer holiday home in North Haven, Maine.
Benson and his wife Ellen had four children, all of whom feature regularly in his family oil painting portraits. Summer by Frank Weston Benson was painted in 1909 and it is one of his most famous paintings depicting his wife and his three daughters.
Eleanor 1907 by Frank W. Benson is a portrait of portrays his eldest daughter and it is one of our most popular Frank Benson reproduction paintings on canvas.
Girl with a Dog 1914 is another of Frank Benson’s most popular oil paintings which can be purchased from our online catalog of art reproductions on canvas.
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