Benson’s Duxbury Legacy

Date: August 15,  2017
Author: Faith Andrews Bedford
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It was my pleasure to speak to the Duxbury Art Association about Frank W. Benson's deep roots in the area's art community. Here's an article from the Duxbury Clipper. Read More

Summer Benson Slideshow/Discussions

Date: July 10,  2017
Author: Faith Andrews Bedford
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To celebrate the 100th birthday of the Duxbury Art Association, I will be speaking Wednesday July 26 at 7:30 the Ellison Center for the Arts in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The discussion will cover the first and second exhibitions of the DAA, of which Frank W. Benson was a founder..

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Spring Migrations

Date: March 24,  2015
Author: Faith Andrews Bedford
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It is March. From the window above my desk, I can see geese heading north making a graceful “V” against the pale spring sky.  Some ducks have stopped to rest at the lake on the bottom of the hill.  The patterns these migrating wildfowl make as they wing their way.

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Historic Benson Painting Fails to Find a Buyer at Auction

Date: February 13,  2015
Author: Faith Andrews Bedford
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When Frank W. Benson returned from two years of study at the Academie Julian in Paris he  hung out his shingle and began painting portraits as quickly as he could. He'd just become engaged to a childhood friend, Ellen Peirson, and needed to prove to her widowed mother that he could.

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