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Frank Weston Benson  American  1862 -1951
Born: Salem, Massachusetts   
Died: Salem, Massachusetts   
Studied: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 1883
Academie Julien, Paris 
Instructors: Emil Otto Grundmann 
Gustave R. Boulanger 
Exhibited: Columbian Exposition 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Boston School
Subjects Known For: Figural
Memberships: National Academy of Design ANA 1897; NA 1905
Teaching Positions: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1889-1917 and 1928 - 1931
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Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Frank Benson studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School under Otto Grundmann (1844 1890). There he befriended Edmund Tarbell (1862- 1938), who was also destined to become one of the most important American Impressionists. After a period of s... (More)

Frank Weston Benson, born in 1862, was one of the first American Impressionists as well as an etcher and teacher. He studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and at Academie Julian. His plein-air paintings are best known for female figures on hilltops, which he began in 1903. He stayed at the ... (More)

Raised in privileged circumstances in Salem, Massachusetts, Frank Benson began his formal training in 1880 at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, honing his artistic skills alongside Edmund Tarbell, who would become his lifelong colleague and friend. He continued ... (More)

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