Ben Fenske
Morning
2017

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Painted from life, a woman sits perched on a windowsill. Leaning against a wall-post, knees bent, she reads a book in her lap. Canvas shines through by way of Fenske's quick, brash, brushstrokes.

Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of Minnesota, and has been working and living in Sag Harbor, New York and Florence, Italy for the last 7 years. An oil painter in the spirit of the 19th and 20th century impressionists, he often chooses informal and contemporary scenes with an implied narrative. His work, which features brash and suggestive brushstrokes, delights in light and color and is regularly exhibited in shows across the US. Fenske has been the subject of countless national articles, notably the American Artist Magazine which included him as one of the Best 25 Living Artists in 2012.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    25.6 in. H x 31.5 in. W
  • Seller Location
    Sag Harbor, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU38932043413
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Located in Sag Harbor, NY

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