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 and scenes of his hunting and fishing expeditions. This book concentrates on the aspect of Benson’s career that won him both national and international renown as well as financial prosperity. Frank Benson was not only a successful artist but a consummate sportsman. Chronicling his frequent trips to his farm house on Cape Cod, where he spent countless days hunting, fishing, and sketching; to his annual salmon fishing trips to his many shooting expeditions in Canada, the Atlantic coast, the American South and the Rockies, this book touches on every aspect of his life and art. Here is a book that presents his sporting works, and his life, in all its forms and rich variety.

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