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Ben Fenske Art

American, 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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Artist: Ben Fenske
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

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

Flowering Olive Grove
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A large scale, horizontally oriented oil painting of the property surrounding Fenske's home in Tuscany. An important canvas exhibited in his 2021 solo show, "Flowering Olive Grove" i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Watching a Sunset
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted from life, two figures sit at the bays shore havingg just basked in the setting of the sun beneath the purple horizon. The bay reflects the backlit clouds above in a silver c...
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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
An oil painting of the sun setting over Noyac Bay in Sag Harbor, New York. Fenske works in a loose-impressionistic style, it's almost abstract. This painting glows with color, and up...
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2010s American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

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

Laundry, Pink and White
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Pink sheets and white tunics hang upside down on a clothing line outside Fenske's home in Chianti, Italy. Painted in a neo-pointilist style, Fenske creates a scene with many short, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil

The Slough
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
"The Slough" is an oil painting of a landscape under large puffy clouds. Painted in the style of classical realism. Framed in an antique gold frame. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Panel

Red Sail at Dering Harbor
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted en plein air on Shelter Island. Grassy sand dunes make up the foreground, and boars rest inside the harbor just off the main street. One sailboat sticks out, with it's bright...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Canvas

Long Beach Study
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted en plein air in Sag Harbor, NY. A favorite local beach to watch the sunset over Noyac Bay. Painted on wood panel with loose brushstrokes, an impressionist painting that is ne...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Panel

Water, Roses, Window, Table
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A large oil painting of an open window's view to the outdoors, painted from an interior of the artist's home in Tuscany. Situated in the kitchen, facing the window, the walls and roo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

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

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

Spring Blossoms
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting that acts as both a still life, and an interior painting. A glass pitcher holds a pair of branches from a pear tree, flowering white pear blossoms reach upward amidst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Single Rose
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a glass pitcher holding a single peach-toned rose, situated on a wooden surface, beside a rustic mirror. A canvas of neutral palettes accentuated by the organic fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

Tea, Reading
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
"Tea, Reading" is an oil painting by Ben Fenske. A woman sits in Fenske's kitchen, reading a book and sipping on tea. Light streams in through an open window, leaving streaks of ligh...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

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

Violet Horizon
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A medium scale, horizontally oriented oil painting of the sun setting over the bay. Painted from life, in Sag Harbor, NY, the peconic bay glistens with colors as the sun sets over th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Sunday Sunrise
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted en plein air in Tuscany, an early morning landscape painted at sunrise. The sky turns from a deep lilac on top, to a soft pink and bright pale yellow towards the horizon. A b...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

Road to the House
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A large scale, horizontally oriented oil painting of Fenske's home in Tuscany. An important canvas in his 2021 solo show, “Road to the House” depicts a a classic Tuscan farmhouse, ag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

September Still Life
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a still life. A blue teapot is placed as the focal point; it stands out in color but also in shape. A motley of greens surround the teapot, scatterings of fruit: p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Linen

Morning Walk
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A horizontally oriented oil painting of the property just beyond Fenske's home in Tuscany. An important canvas exhibited in his 2021 solo show, "Morning Walk" is a celebration in var...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Girl, Morning
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A stunning medium-sized portrait of a woman getting dressed in front of an open window. Glass window panes opened wide, allowing in bright natural light and lush greens of the outdoo...
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2010s American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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

Shelter Island Creek
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted en plein-air on Shelter Island, just north of the Hamptons in New York. A single sailboat rests alongside a dock in a quiet harbor. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

Materials

Linen, Oil

11 O'Clock
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
"11 O'Clock" is an oil painting by Ben Fenske. Set in Fenske's kitchen, chairs are pulled out from the table, inviting the viewer to down. Light streams in through an open window, le...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

Poppies and Daisies
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of poppies and wild daisies, hand picked from the hills of Tuscany, and arranged in the artist's kitchen. A solid, rich brown, vessel holds the poppies and daisies, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, 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

Zinnias
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of multi-colored zinnias, hand picked from the gardens in the Hamptons, on the East End of Long Island. Flowers reach out of the cylindrical yellow vase. A pitcher of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

Materials

Oil, Linen

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

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Gibson, Moonrise
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A large scale, horizontally oriented oil painting of the moon over the ocean. Painted from memory, a moonscape at Gibson Lane beach in Sagaponack New York. The full moon sits just ab...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, Oil

Poppies, Blue and White
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of poppies, hand picked from the hills of Tuscany, and arranged in the artist's kitchen. A solid, rich brown, vessel holds the poppies and daisies, against a pale gre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Long Beach Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted en plein-air at Fosters Memorial Beach in Sag Harbor, a colorful impression of the sunset over the bay. Painted with loose, expressive brushstrokes, Ben Fenske creates a near...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

Sturgeon Moonbeams
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A medium sized, horizontally oriented oil painting of the moon over the ocean. Painted from memory, a moonscape at Gibson Lane beach in Sagaponack New York. The full moon sits high i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

Materials

Linen, Oil

Horse Sketch
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil on wood panel sketch of a horse, on a sunny day. The horse stands before a bright green field. Wood panel remains exposed as your eye drifts away from the center of the painti...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Oil, Panel

Winter Still Life
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A still-life oil painting of items on a rustic wooden table. A box of clementines, a silver espresso maker, a sack of potatoes, canned goods, a bottle of wine, and a 6-pack of bottle...
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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

Materials

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

Late Afternoon, Church
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A small scale oil on wood panel sketch of a white church, painted from life. A blue sky is dusted with an orange hue, signifying the end of the day. Orange light hits the roof of the...
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2010s American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Pink Skirt
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Pink Skirt is an oil painting by Ben Fenske. Painted from life in his home in Chianti, Italy, his muse, Beatrice, sits on a wooden chair between her wardrobe and a sun-soaked window....
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Canvas, Oil

Wildflowers
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of flowers in a pitcher. A bouquet of wildflowers consists of freshly picked Tuscan flowers; red poppies, white and yellow daisies, and fresh lavender. This bounty fl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Ben Fenske Art

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Linen, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evening Cloud
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
“Evening Cloud” (2019, Oil on linen, 35.43 x 49.21 inches). An oil painting, created en plein air in Tuscany. Rolling hills illuminated and shadowed by the natural light of a clouded...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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

Sunset Long Beach
By Ben Fenske
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted en plein-air at Fosters Memorial Beach in Sag Harbor, NY, "Sunset Long Beach" is an example of contemporary impressionism. Fenske utilizes a motley of colors to represent nat...
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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

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

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

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

Materials

Oil, Linen

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

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

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

Ben Fenske art for sale on 1stDibs

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