Breton Fishing Village by Frank C. Bensing, c. 1950
Born in Chicago, Frank C. Bensing was an illustrator, designer and portrait painter. He received his formal training at the Art Institute of Chicago. His first published drawing was in a Syracuse, Indiana newspaper dealing with the Bull Moose campaign of Theodore Roosevelt. Bensing moved to New York City to work in advertising art and magazine illustration for J. Walter Thompson, Young Republican, N.W. Ayer, Erin Wasey, Lord and Thomas and Irwin Vladimir. He illustrated for such products as Lipton’s Tea, General Electric, Camel cigarettes, and Packard automobiles. He was also published in magazines such as Liberty, Saturday Evening Post, McCall’s and This Week. Long associated with General Electric, both appliances and lighting, Frank Bensing also did ad work for Karo Syrup, Coke, Hinds, Monarch Foods and Post Toasties. He also did "slick work", covers and story art, for Country Gentlemen, American Legion, Pictorial Review, Coronet, and Redbook. He contributed photography for the Post and American Legion and created movie posters for RKO. Bensing handled inks, oils, and watercolors expertly and enjoyed a sixty plus year career. Frank Bensing died at the age of ninety in 1983. This painting is signed in the lower left hand corner. Our Item # 13967
FRAMED: HEIGHT: 24½ in | WIDTH: 21½ in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 20 in | WIDTH: 16 in
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CONDITION: Painting has not been cleaned. Frane is of the period. Minor scratches on the frame.