The Watercolors of Frank W. Benson Gallery Tour with Assistant Curator Jane Bianco

Dates: 
August 08, 2012
Times: 
Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Meet in museum lobby
This exhibition examines Frank W. Benson's long and productive career in the context of his life and work at his summer home, Wooster Farm, on the island of North Haven, Maine, thirteen miles off the coast of Rockland. It was there that Benson (1862 - 1951) painted almost all of his brilliant, sun-drenched Impressionist paintings. The renowned artist's island home was also where he launched his prolific etching career and began making his highly successful watercolors. Through his paintings, both oil and watercolor, drypoints, etchings and lithographs, the exhibition will illustrate the important ways in which life on North Haven affected Benson's art.
 

Assistant Curator Jane Bianco  will lead visitors through this exhibition focusing on Benson's watercolors during a 30-minute gallery tour.

Location: meet in museum main lobby
Seating: limited to 20 people
Cost: free with admission
To sign up: please email kfinlay@farnsworthmuseum.org or call 207-596-0949
 
Frank W. Benson, Study for Young Girl with a Veil, (detail) c. 1912, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 3/4, private collection
Frank W. Benson, Study for Young Girl with a Veil, (detail) c. 1912, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 3/4, private collection
Phone Number: 
207-596-0949
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