Monday, October 23, 2006

The "Goodwill" of Frank W. Benson

From Yahoo News Photo:

This is a handout photo provided by Goodwill Industries of the Columbia-Willamette showing the 1923 watercolor by the American impressionist Frank Weston Benson Friday, Oct. 20, 2006. The painting dropped off at Goodwill by an anonymous donor sold for $165,002 Thursday during an auction on the organization's Web site. (AP Photo/Goodwill Industries of the Columbia-Willamette)

Frank Weston Benson's masterpiece paintings of American society at the turn of the century are some of America's most popular works of art. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, a descendant of a long line of sea captains, Benson first studied art at Boston's Museum School where he became editor of the student magazine.

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