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Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951 ) was an American Impressionist artist, and a member of the Ten American Painters. It was only after joining the Ten in 1898 that Benson shifted from the decorative painting of murals (for the Library of Congress) and allegories, to a genuine interest in plein-air impressionism. The popularity of The Sisters, a painting which won medals in expositions throughout the United States and in Paris, was a prelude to the successes of the next twenty years, during which time Benson became famous for a series of luminous paintings of his wife and daughters, executed at his summer home in Maine   more from wikipedia »