Impressionist Summers

Date: August 15,  2017
Author: Faith A Bedford
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This book focuses on Frank W. Benson’s life and work in Maine, where he spent summers on North Haven Island, at Wooster Farm. It was there that he painted almost all of his brilliant, light-filled Impressionist paintings, launched his prolific etching career, and began his highly successful watercolor period, many.

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The Sporting Art of Frank W. Benson

Date: August 15,  2017
Author: Faith A Bedford
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In mid-life, after an extremely successful career as a portraitist and painter of plein air canvases, Frank W. Benson returned to the wildfowl and sporting subjects that were his lifelong passion. Over the next forty years, in etching, lithography, watercolor, and oil and wash, he portrayed birds beloved since childhood.

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Frank W. Benson – American Impressionist

Date: August 15,  2017
Author: Faith A Bedford
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Mrs. Andrews Bedford has drawn on a rich store of family memories, diaries, letters and archives to create an intimate biography of the artist. Her research both here and abroad have created an authoritative portrait of the artist and his personal and professional milieu. This rare material allows intriguing insights.

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Benson’s Duxbury Legacy

Date: August 15,  2017
Author: Faith A Bedford
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In July, Faith Andrews Bedford spoke to the Duxbury Art Association about Frank W. Benson's deep roots in the area's art community. Here's an article from the Duxbury Clipper. Read More

Summer lectures on Frank W. Benson, American Impressionist and printmaker

Date: July 10,  2017
Author: Faith A Bedford
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Frank W. Benson’s biographer and scholar, Faith Andrews Bedford,  will be giving a series of lectures on the artist’s life and work the summer in New England.

The first lecture will be part of the celebration of  the 100th anniversary of the Duxbury (MA) Art Association.  It.

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Frank W. Benson Helps Children Go to Sleep

Date: June 02,  2016
Author: Faith A Bedford
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For all of you who fell asleep while listening to Goodnight Moon or read it to your children or grandchildren, there’s a new book out that features a Frank W. Benson painting guaranteed to help little ones drift off to sleep as they dream of rocking in a small boat.

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Spring Migrations

Date: March 23,  2015
Author: Faith A Bedford
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The month of March is a time of migration. The skies are full of geese heading north making a graceful “V” against the pale spring sky. The patterns these migrating wildfowl make as they wing their way to their summer homes remind those who admire Frank Benson’s art.

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Historic Benson Painting Fails to Find a Buyer at Auction

Date: February 13,  2015
Author: Faith A Bedford
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When Frank W. Benson returned from two years of study at the Academie Julian in Paris he  hung out his shingle and began painting portraits as quickly as he could. He’d just become engaged to a childhood friend, Ellen Peirson, and needed to prove to her widowed mother that he could.

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Dory Fishermen

Date: October 07,  2014
Author: Faith A Bedford
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