Wonderful wildfowl: etchings of frank W. benson
Frank Weston Benson (1862 - 1951) was an American artist from Salem, Massachusetts known for his portraits, impressionist paintings, watercolors and etchings. Benson had a boyhood interest in ornithological illustration, to which he returned later in life, producing numerous etchings and drypoint works featuring waterfowl. He received particular acclaim for his etchings: Arthur Philpott, a critic for the Boston Globe, once touted Benson as the "best known and most popular etcher in the world." We have several of these charming works available in our collection, which can be viewed by request.