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John Prentiss Benson
Birth: Feb. 8, 1865
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1947
Kittery
York County
Maine, USA

Maritime realist painter and architect. He was born into a wealthy Salem merchant family. His brother, Frank W. Benson was a renowned impressionist painter. Although he aspired to a career in art, he made his living as an architect and was well into his fifties before he began his career painting maritime scenes. He is estimated to have produced more than 500 canvasses. His paintings can be viewed at Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine.  (bio by: Bob on Gallows Hill) 
 
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Harmony Grove Cemetery
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 11, 2004
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