Join us the opening weekend of the exhibition Impressionist Summers, for an illustrated lecture about Frank W. Benson's life and work given by scholar and curator, Faith Andrews Bedford. This illustrated lecture will focus on Benson's life and work at his summer home, just a short ferry ride from Rockland and the Farnsworth Art Museum. It was at Wooster Farm on Maine's North Haven Island that Benson painted almost all of his brilliant, sun-drenched Impressionist paintings, launched his prolific etching career, and began his highly successful watercolor period.
Faith Andrews Bedford is a noted authority on the American Impressionist painter Frank W. Benson. She has written and lectured extensively on the artist and has contributed the lead essays for a number of catalogues including: the Benson retrospective at the Berry-Hill Gallery in New York City in l989, the exhibition of Benson’s sporting art at the Ward Museum in Salisbury, MD in 1996 and the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibition “Frank W. Benson: American Impressionist” in 2000 for which she was the guest curator. Her books on Benson include Frank W. Benson American Impressionist and The Sporting Art of Frank W. Benson.
Seating: limited to 350 people
Cost: $5 members, $8 nonmembers
The exhibition Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson's North Haven is made possible through the generous support of:
Ms. Faith Andrews Bedford and Mr. Robert F. Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bertuzzi, Charles and Julia Bolton, Christie’s, Lizbeth and George Krupp, Machias Savings Bank, Grant and Carol Nelson, Margaret L. Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. David Webb
The primary media sponsor of the exhibition is Maine Home + Design