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Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven

June 16, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Exhibition Dates

June 16, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Exhibitions are free with admission.

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. The renowned artist’s island home was 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. Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven is organized by Guest Curator Faith Andrews Bedford, with a fully illustrated catalogue published by Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc.