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Benson was born in Salem, Massachusetts and studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and the Academie Julien, Paris. He is one of the supreme beings in the etching of waterfowl, whether in tidal flats, marshes, ponds, or flight. No other artist has approached him in the ability to capture wild fowl with etching needle and the copper plate. Benson took up etching when he was 50 years old and designed the second Federal Duck Stamp for the United States Department of Interior when he was 70 years old. He had almost immediate financial success for an etcher. His personal profit from the sale of etchings had averaged about $80,000. a year, before the economic depression. Affectionately known as the "Dean of American Etching," he needled over 300 plates and was a member of the National Academy and Society of American Etchers. John T Ordeman, Frank W.Benson: Master of the Sporting Print, Brooklandville, Maryland, 1983. Gladys E.Lang and Kurt Lang, Etched in Memory, University of North Carolina Press, 1990, pp.193-194.



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Frank W. Benson

American (1862-1951)
Two Black Ducks
14-3/4 x 11-7/8 in.

Drypoint, 1930, edition 150. Paff 295. Signed in pencil. Printed on wove paper with watermark, England. Full margins. Selected for Contemporary American Prints, 1931, pl.6.


$2100.
Two Black Ducks



Frank W. Benson

American (1862-1951)
Sunset
6 x 8 in.

Etching, 1917, number 12 of an edition of 150. Paff 113. Signed and numbered in pencil. Printed on wove paper with a watermark of a flower-like leaf. Full margins.


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Sunset



Frank W. Benson

American (1862-1951)
Ducks at Play
10-3/4 x 13-3/4 in.

Drypoint, 1923, edition 150. Paff 217. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower left; signed in pencil. Selected for Fine Prints of the Year, 1924, pl.61.


$1700.
Ducks at Play



Frank W. Benson

American (1862-1951)
Summer Yellowlegs
4-7/8 x 3-3/4 in.

Drypoint, 1920, edition 150. Paff 186. Signed in pencil. Illustrated in The Print Collector’s Quarterly, 1938, Vol.25, No.2, p.165.


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Summer Yellowlegs



Frank W. Benson

American (1862-1951)
Flying Widgeon
9-3/4 x 14-7/8 in.

Etching, 1924, edition 150. Paff 231. Signed in pencil.


$950.
Flying Widgeon



Frank W. Benson

American (1862-1951)
Morning
7-7/8 x 9-7/8 in.

Drypoint, 1915, edition 11/35. Paff 58. Initialed and dated in the plate; signed and numbered in pencil. Printed on wove paper with a watermark of a leaf motif. Illustrated in Modern Masters of Etching-Frank W. Benson, No.6, Malcolm C. Salaman, 1925, The Studio, London.


$1200.
Morning



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