Charles J. Bensco (1894 – 1960) 07 Monday Mar 2011 Posted by M.R.N. in BENSCO Charles J. ≈ 5 Comments TagsCharles J. Bensco Lady With Her Cat Lady In A Floral Dress Two Figures Playing Instruments Reclining Nude Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestTumblrEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
Henryk Fantazos said:
So good that we have all these little known or forgotten art presented here.These artists were guilty of following realism,respect for what their eyes were telling them about reality in front of them.Seems like what a painter should do,but the self-appointed dictators of what is good in art and what has to be dismissed decided against the truth of what’s visible and realistic art got the boot.
Look at the painting “Lady with a Cat”.See how the satin shimmers,how the whole coloristic scheme radiates pleasure and how utterly convincing is the anatomy of that movement. Finally-look at the idle,lightly laid hand of the model-how splendidly is painted.So touching is the care,loving care of the artist paying tribute to the marvel of feminine grace.
Myron Musfeldt said:
Bensco appears to be an artist whose paintings very rarely change hands. He moved to Arizona in 1945 and spent the rest of his life painting the Southwest and American Indian. Yet I’ve found no paintings on the market. I have found some of his paintings in catalogues of shows where his work was exhibited at museums in the 70’s, yet his work never appears to come up for sale anywhere. I’m interested in his western genre.
Melanie McGrath said:
I have a portrait he painted. The woman has the most interesting expression. I got the story of the woman from her niece and apparently she and Bensco had an affair. Her look in the painting is “don’t even think you can pull one over on me” kind of look. But she is a beautiful woman. If anyone is interested in buying it, I would consider it – and the woman’s name and history will be provided as well.
Sterling Marcher said:
Well… I have a nude that my Grandfather insisted was his wife. Perhaps it is she. Grandmother knew him from the Ebell Club in Los Angeles. The family had several of his works.
Ive seen 3 of these online. I haven’t seen the one with the blue/white print dress. These are yours? And that was his wife? I should send you a photo of my painting. It may be the same woman, but in my painting she has grey hair.