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 will be at 7:30, Wednesday, July 26 at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School (457 Washington Street Duxbury, MA 02331) and will focus on Benson’s involvement with the founding of that Association.
The following day, July 27th at 4 p.m, she will speak on “The Sporting Art of Frank W. Benson” at the Hotel 1620, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.
The final talk will be on the island of North Haven Island, Maine, where Benson had a summer home “Wooster Farm” for fifty years. The talk will be given at the Watermen’s Center on North Haven Island, at 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 16. The presentation will focus on the importance of his island home to Benson’s art and to his life. North Haven truly became a refuge and a haven to the artist during his long and illustrious career. The talk will be followed by cocktails at the Wooster Farm Barn, where Benson had his summer studio. The island is reached by ferry out of Rockland, Maine.
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