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Ben Fenske Art

BEN FENSKE (USA, B. 1978)

Ben Fenske, although a native of Minnesota, has been working and living in Sag Harbor, New York and Florence, Italy for the last 12 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, most notably the American Artist Magazine, which included him as one of the Best 25 Living Artists in 2012.

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Long Beach Fishing Nets
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of the bay at Sunset. A sandy foreground meets a pale green sea, reflecting the white overcast sky above. The heavy grey sky hazes the sun, into a faint orange spot, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

Wildflowers
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
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 12 years. An oil painter in the spirit...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

Soft Yellow Sunset
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
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 12 years. An oil painter in the spirit...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

Window
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A stunning full-size portrait of a woman in sitting on a window sill. Glass window panes opened wide, allowing in bright natural light and lush greens of the outdoors. The figure wea...
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2010s American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Evening Cloud
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
“Evening Cloud” (2019, Oil on linen, 35.43 x 49.21 inches). Rolling hills illuminated and shadowed by the natural light of a clouded sky. The foreground depicts green plowed land enc...
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2010s American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Apricots and Laundry
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Plein-air landscape painting of laundry drying on the line in the yard under bright sunlight. Light cascades through the sheets and fabrics and glitters through the leaves on the tr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil

Daydream
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a nude woman, sleeping cozily in the daytime. A nude figure sleeps curled up on a bed adorned with printed textiles. The open window beams light from a bright and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Canal at Indian Mound Road
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted during the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. A black and white depiction of a canal, is barely recognizable, due to Fenske's wild brushstrokes and lack...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Paper, Gouache

Yellow Teapot
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Impressionistic still life with a yellow teapot and glass bottle, nearly half full. Painted from direct observation, in the painters Tuscan home. Bio- Ben Fenske (b. 1978) altho...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Linen

Parked Panda
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
“Parked Panda” was painted en plein air in Tuscany, Italy. A classic European car, a Fiat to be exact, is parked on the grass on a bright sunny day. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although ...
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2010s American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Bedroom
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a nude woman, sleeping cozily in the daytime. The open window beams light from a bright and sunny day. Colors vibrate through brushstrokes on the canvas, emanating...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Hanna Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A stunning full-size portrait of a woman in a pink dress, straw hat, and red sandals. Although Fenske titles this work as only a sketch, we feel it’s a truly mesmerizing and dynamic ...
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2010s American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Model, Astone Studio
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
After studying anatomy and academic painting at the Florence Academy of Art, Ben Fenske took the skills he learned and stepped back, putting his own hand into an academically proport...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Jess Panda, Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A contemporary oil painting of a woman stepping out of her small car, a Fiat Panda. Painted from life, shadows are purple and atmospheric. She's parked on bright green grass, in rura...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Bea, Garden
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A contemporary oil painting of a woman standing in a garden. Wearing a printed orange dress, she almost blends into the colorful landscape which surrounds her. Tall wild grass sits i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Linen

Horse Standing
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a brown horse, standing on green grass on a sunny day. Painted en plein air, after days of studying and sketching, Ben Fenske captured the correct proportions and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

Boat Yard, Lifting Fog
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted en plein-air at a marina on Long Island. An old time fishing boat is the central subject, view from the bow. A small rowboat rests in the foreground. A couple of fishing shac...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

Greenport Basin
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a marina in Greenport, on the North Fork of Long Island, New York. Bright blues and subtle reds and browns create this beautiful, realistic, impressionist painting...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

View of Bonazza
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A contemporary oil painting of a Tuscan landscape, Bonazza. Hills, manicured farmland, verdant foliage and forests. A vast vista of concentrated greens, meet a cloud filled blue sky....
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Olive Oil
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A still-life oil painting of items on the artist's kitchen table. A large jug of olive-oil sits centrally, a half-full bottle of red wine, a tumbler half-filled with the same wine, o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Through the Trees
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A contemporary oil painting of a wooded area on a sunny clear skied day. Bright green hues fill the canvas, in wide, urgent brushstrokes. A bright blue sky peeks through the canopy. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Wild Boar
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
‘Wild Boar’, the striking new bronze sculpture by Ben Fenske and Richard Zinon, vibrantly illustrates the ‘new’ Renaissance currently under way. Ferocious yet graceful. Spawned by...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Ben Fenske Art

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Bronze

Sailboat
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted en plein-air in Sag Harbor, in the famous Hamptons in New York. A single sailboat rests on the shore of a quiet beach. Subtle, soft hues are painted with loose brushstrokes, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

The Break Up
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
“The Break Up” by Ben Fenske (2009) is a somber and powerful figurative oil painting that gives us a peek inside the artist’s own personal life. Painted from life, after the end of ...
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Early 2000s American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Mirror Summer Light
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil on canvas painting of a woman sitting in front of a mirror, tending to her hair. Window open behind her admits natural light. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of Minnes...
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2010s Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Lilacs
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a classic subject. A leafy grouping of lilacs spill over a cylindrical glass vase. Natural light comes from the right side, resulting in a shadowing of the left. F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Tree
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A contemporary oil painting of a large, shapely tree in Florence, Italy. Bright green hues fill the canvas, in wide, urgent brushstrokes. A bright blue sky meets a distant horizon. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Overcast Harbor, Stonington
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a bustling harbor in Stonington Maine, as included in the popular 2016 exhibition, The Russian-American Painting Alliance. Grey skies are shadowed with clouds of p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil

Amy Outside
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil on canvas painting of a woman outdoors, a curvy tree in the near distance frames her portrait. She wears a yellow short sleeve button-down and a matching scarf in her hair. ...
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2010s Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Clouds Building
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
“Clouds Building” is a large-scale oil painting celebrating the view of the lush valley Fenske calls home. Dots of paint, depict flowers in the foreground. Beneath the slope of the f...
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2010s Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Kitchen
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil on canvas painting of a woman sitting at the kitchen table. Window open behind her admits natural light. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of Minnesota, and has been wor...
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2010s Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Steaks
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil on canvas painting of two raw steaks, unwrapped atop a rustic table. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of Minnesota, and has been working and living in Sag Harbor, New Y...
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2010s Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Fish (Naselli)
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil on canvas painting of two fish, unwrapped atop a rustic table. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of Minnesota, and has been working and living in Sag Harbor, New York an...
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2010s Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A portrait of a male head, in profile. Fenske uses a motley of colors to convey a naturalist impression. Artist Bio Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of Minnesota, and has bee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Academic Ben Fenske Art

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Paper, Conté, Crayon

Self Portrait Conte Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A colorful self-portrait from Ben Fenske, staring at the viewer straight-on. Hues of red dominate. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of Minnesota, and has been working and livi...
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Early 2000s Academic Ben Fenske Art

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Paper, Conté

Female Portrait Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
2009 academic portrait sketch of a woman's face, slightly in profile. Fenske utilizes a motley of colors to illuminate her features. Scribbles come together to depict a beautiful wom...
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Early 2000s Academic Ben Fenske Art

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Paper, Conté, Crayon

Self Portrait Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An early work on paper, a brief sketch of the artist's own likeness. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of Minnesota, and has been working and living in Sag Harbor, New York a...
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Early 2000s Academic Ben Fenske Art

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Paper, Conté

Female Portrait Sketch #2
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A colorful sketch of a female bust, in the style of contemporary academic realism. Artist Bio Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of Minnesota, and has been working and living ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Academic Ben Fenske Art

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Paper, Conté, Crayon

Sitting Nude, Bea
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a nude female figure, sitting upon a bed, chest bent over knees, hand on head, seemingly bored. Hues of pink surround the figure due to decorative fabrics that are...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil

Nude Sketch No. 3
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An academic drawing of a female nude figure sitting atop a flat surface. He highlights the body with white chalk. She leans on one arm and the other rests behind her torso. Artist B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Academic Ben Fenske Art

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Paper, Charcoal

Self Portrait Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted quickly, from life, a self portrait on a regular, guileless piece of wood. Negative space is left untouched beneath the artist's neckline. Giving the piece a real academic fe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Panel

Floral Sheets
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a female nude. A nude figure lies on her back on a bed. Colorful textiles surround her. The sheet she lies on is white with green flowers and yellow spots. Her l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil

Nude Sketch #2
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Academic sketch of a female nude, posing. Highlighted with white chalk. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of Minnesota, and has been working and living in Sag Harbor, New York ...
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Early 2000s Academic Ben Fenske Art

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Paper, Charcoal

Nude Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An academic drawing of a female figure, sitting atop a flat surface. Sitting on one leg, the other bent and outstretched. Fenske highlights the lines of the figure with a burnt orang...
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21st Century and Contemporary Academic Ben Fenske Art

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Paper, Charcoal

Blue Light Nude, Bea
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
The first painting of the "Bea Nudes Series" is a loose presentation of brushstrokes that make up a figure standing in her bedroom. Clothes hang on the left edge of the image. Two so...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil

Horse Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Panel

Evening Breeze
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted en plein-air on a beach on the East End of Lond Island, a woman walks against the wind on a moonlit shore. She folds her arms to retain warmth while her hair and skirt trail ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

Between Main Street and Washington Street
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
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...
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Early 2000s American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Panel

Boat on a Trailer
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted en plein air on the East End of Long Island, a sailboat is propped upon a trailer. Heading towards distant trees upon a dirt road. Thick, wide brushstrokes, strong and indepe...
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Early 2000s American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Panel

Boathouse, Evening Light
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
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 spiri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

Bar Scene
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted on site at a local pub, Ben Fenske sketches out an incoherent bar scene. Perhaps the obscurity of forms is a nod to the inebriated state that alcohol puts one in. Also the re...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Panel

Ball Jar Bouquet
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Freshly plucked from their North Haven garden in Sag Harbor, New York, friends of Ben Fenske prepared a vase of wild flowers for Ben to paint. Placed in a neutral tone environment li...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

Italian Street, Oria
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Framed dimensions: 21.25 x 15.5 inches Painted en plein-air on an old Italian street, Fenske places us in a shaded street between pale white buildings. A single figure walks away to...
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2010s American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Panel

Sun Blocker
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This painting is Unframed. Frame will be an additional cost. Painted en plein-air on a beach in Italy, a female figure sits alone on a sunny day beneath a parasol, cascading shade a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Wood Panel

Lilacs
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted en plein-air on his terrace in Chianti, Italy, Fenske captures a vibrant scene of lilacs on an outdoor table. Beneath a bamboo canopy, light trickles through; depicted by mag...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, ABS

Polo Pony, Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Framed dimensions: 17.5 x 21.5 inches An impression of a horse, standing on the grass in the sun, before a trailer which is attached to a pick-up truck. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) althou...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil

Sunset Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Panel

Night Light
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted en plein-air at night, the focal point of this small oil on panel painting is a Lamp-Post. Painted in a quick, painterly manner, wood panel shines through negative space. Be...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Wood Panel

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