Arts Everyday Living: Impressionist Frank W. Benson—Island Summer

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Frank W. Benson, Summer, 1909, oil on canvas, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


“Frank Benson painted some of the most beautiful pictures ever executed by an American artist.  They are images alive with reflections of youth and optimism, projecting a way of life at once innocent and idealized and yet resonant with a sense of certain, selective realities of contemporary times.”* William H. Gerdts, art historian

*Quote about Frank W. Benson (1862-1951) is from Light Shines on Frank Benson, American Impressionist, Traditional Fine Arts Organization.

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