Frank Weston Benson

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Birthday
24, 1862
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 15, 1951 (89)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
24, 1862
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 15, 1951 (89)

About

Popular early 20th-century American artist known for his portraits, watercolors, etchings, and Impressionist paintings. His work included "Eleanor," which was part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, collection, and "Summer," which was in the Rhode Island School of Design Museum collection.

Before Fame

He studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and at Paris' Académie Julien.

Trivia

He received the Silver Medal at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle for his painting "The Sisters."

Family Life

He married Ellen Perry Peirson, who became the mother of his four children. Benson's 1889 portrait of his wife hangs in Washington D.C.'s National Gallery of Art.

Associated With

His contemporary Mary Cassatt was another well-known American Impressionist painter.