For those heading north this summer, be sure to put the Farnsworth Art Museum on your itinerary. Located in Rockland, Maine, the museum has over 10,000 works in its collection and beginning on June 17th the Farnsworth Museum will be exhibiting the work of American Impressionist painter Frank W. Benson.
Benson spent the summers on North Haven island in Maine. There on Wooster Farm, Benson produced a large amount of work loyal to the Impressionist genre. His paintings were colorful, sun splashed, and influenced by his love of wildlife. Benson also became known for his master etchings and watercolors which he first began at his island retreat. The exhibit also highlights the direct influence his surrounding environment had on his artistic process.
The exhibition, Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven, will feature his paintings, both oil and watercolor, drypoints, etchings and lithographs. The show will be on view from June 17 – October 21, 2012.