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Frank Weston Benson
Date: American painter, 1862–1951
Biography: Benson was a Boston-area artist best known for his portraits and impressionist landscape paintings. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston under Otto Grndmann and at the Académie Julian in Paris. Returning to Boston he became an instructor and later department head at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was a founding member of the Ten American Painters, a group of American impressionist artists who seceded from the Society of American Artists in 1897 and exhibited together for two decades.