Frank W. Benson Biography

A member of the Ten American Painters and an important figure in the Boston School, the art of Frank W. Benson is among the most beloved in American art.  His images of women and children in sunlit meadows and hillsides established Impressionism as a major style of painting in America.  In the 1920s he turned his attention to portraying wildlife, sporting, and hunting scenes. His depictions of these subjects in oil, watercolor, pen and ink, and etching were extremely popular.  Benson’s fame and financial success lasted throughout his professional life. He was one of the most popular artists of his era, and today his paintings are widely reproduced and considered among the most beautiful works in American public and private collections.