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Frank Weston Benson was one of the first American painters to introduce Impressionism to the United States. Frank Weston Benson was born in Salem, Massachusetts in the year 1862. Benson was also a printmaker.

Benson attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts located in Boston. He also studied overseas in Paris, France at the Academie Julian.

Price range information: The artist worked in oils, watercolors, and etchings. Prices range from $4,000 to one million dollars.

Three painters who influenced Benson were Diego Velazquez, Claude Monet, and Johannes Vermeer.

Benson also taught at the collegiate level. First at School of Art located at Portland, Maine. He also taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

In this clip a montage of works by Frank Benson:

Frank Benson passed away in 1951. He was 89 years of age.

Frank Benson was a fantastic painter of the figure. His work is similar to that of John Singer Sargent. Benson had a great concept of design. The use of color in his shadows was extraordinary.