Ben Fenske Portrait Painting - Self Portrait Sketch
See this artwork in context
View In Room
1 of 4 images

Ben Fenske
Self Portrait Sketch

2010

About

Painted quickly, from life, a self portrait. Negative space is left untouched beneath the artist's neckline. Giving the piece a real academic feel. Fenske looks directly at the viewer, through busy, urgent brushstrokes of neutral tones. 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. Education: Russian Academy of Art Florence Academy of Art Studio of Joseph Paquet, Minnesota Bougie Studio, Minnesota. Awards: BP Portrait Award 2016 Exhibited Artist

Details

  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent. Unframed.
  • Dimensions

    H 18.5 in. x W 14.5 in.

    H 46.99 cm x W 36.83 cm

  • Gallery location
    Sag Harbor, NY
  • Reference number
    LU38932329841
  • Seller reference number
    FEN-003903

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2016
Typical response time: 24 hrs
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Between Main Street and Washington Street
Ben Fenske
Oil, Panel
Painted en plein air in Sag Harbor, New York, a small sketch of the classic charming architecture. Urgent brushstrokes create shapes, and realize energy. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) altho...
Sunset Sketch
Ben Fenske
Oil, Panel
Painted en plein-air in Chianti, Italy, a colorful sky cascades above a distant hillside, and the near foliage in the foreground. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of Minnesota...
Horse Sketch
Ben Fenske
Oil, Panel
An oil sketch of a horse, on a sunny day, stands before a bright green field. Wood panel remains exposed as your eye drifts away from the center of the painting. Ben Fenske (b. 197...
Italian Road Sketch
Ben Fenske
Oil, Panel
Painted en plein-air on a sunny day in Tuscany. A dirt road winds ahead and around a lush green meadow beneath a blue sky. This painting is unframed. Frame comes at additional cost. ...
You May Also Like
"The Baker"
Luigi Gatti
Oil, Panel
Statement The main feature of his work is the overlap between "serious" painting and images drawn from the world of advertising, illustration and comic strips. Pictorial influe...
Lady with a Parasol
Oil, Wood Panel
The American expatriate painter Ralph Curtis was born in Boston, the son of Daniel Sargent Curtis and Ariana Wormeley Randolf Curtis. After graduating from Harvard, Curtis left the U...
Portrait of a Young Girl
Jacques Zucker
Oil, Panel
Jacques Zucker was a prolific artist whose works are exhibited in Museums and galleries around the world. Being heavily influenced by artists such as Soutine, Chagall, and Renoir, we...
Woman in a Black Hat
Frank Duveneck
Oil, Panel
A portrait of a woman in a hat by Frank Duveneck.
Portrait of Escamillo from Bizet's Opera Carmen
Charles Bosseron Chambers
Canvas, Oil
This dramatic scene, framed in wonderful ornate gold gilt frame, is a large, engaging, and exceptional example of Chambers' gift for rendering topical dramatic scenes in a provocativ...
Young Woman Knitting
Edith Mitchill Prellwitz
Canvas, Oil
Signed lower left: E. M. PRELLWITZ.
A New Beginning
American School
Oil
AMERICAN SCHOOL (CIRCA 1920) (worked from c.1920) A NEW BEGINNING C. 1920 OIL ON CANVAS An American School oil on canvas painting of a smartly dressed immigrant family as they arr...
Buddha with Vases
FRANK MYERS
Oil
Ohio born Frank H. Myers enrolled at the Cincinnati Art Academy in 1917, studying with Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) and John E. Weis (1892-1962), and later, at the Pennsylvania Academy...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries