Farnsworth Art Museum extend Impressionist Summers. Frank W. Benson’s North Haven exhibition

. January 3, 2013

The Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland, Maine, announce that, due to the popularity of this summer’s exhibition, Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven a show of approximately seventy works examining how Benson’s art was affected by his life on North Haven, will be on display through Sunday, December 30.


Frank W. Benson, Study for Young Girl with a Veil, c. 1912, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 3/4, private collection

Impressionist Summers examines Frank W. Benson’s long and productive career in the context of his life and work at his summer home, Wooster Farm, on the island of North Haven, Maine, thirteen miles off the coast of Rockland. It was there that he created almost all of his brilliant, sun-drenched paintings. The exhibition, organized by Guest Curator Faith Andrews Bedford, is made possible through the generous support of Ms. Faith Andrews Bedford and Mr. Robert F. Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bertuzzi, Charles and Julia Bolton, Christie’s, Lizbeth and George Krupp, Machias Savings Bank, Grant and Carol Nelson, Margaret L. Shaw, and Mr. and Mrs. David Webb. The primary media sponsor of this exhibition is Maine Home + Design.

Another major Farnsworth exhibition, Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan, will continue its scheduled run through December 30, 2012. www.arnsworthmuseum.org

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