Frame has old NYC framer's label. Benjamin Osro Eggleston, born at Belvidere, Minnesota on January 22, 1867 was the son of Hubert Newberry Eggleston, a Union Army sergeant, and Caroline Nelson Eggleston. Douglas Volk came to Minneapolis in 1868 as first director of the Minneapolis School of Art, which was organized by the recently founded Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts.
With some experience in draftsmanship and academic painting, Eggleston landed a job as staff artist for the Minneapolis Tribune (1886-87), and learned to sketch rapidly in order to seize the immediate impression of a scene or event. After about two years he became extremely ill and found it necessary to join his parents on their farmstead in Geneva, Ohio, for convalescence. In 1890 he moved to Brooklyn, where he continued to paint. He was in Paris in the mid-1890s when impressionism was still an influential movement.Eggleston's technique matured rapidly; indeed, eventually it resembled the late work of Edouard Manet in terms of his enthusiasm for the candid depiction of the Parisian bourgeoisie and for contemporary genre. Though at times his mannered realism was somewhat non-academic, Eggleston was not yet ready to adopt impressionism fully. He became apt at painting women in the juste milieu manner, focusing upon the coy pleasantries of ladies in their intimate environments. One such picture was shown in the Paris Salon of 1896, Le temps qui passe. Upon his return to Brooklyn in late 1896 or early 1897, Eggleston also exhibited his well known Soup Kitchen, Paris, at the National Academy. Shortly afterwards his Dreamy Summer became the property of the Boston Art Club. Eggleston's studio was at various locations on East 32nd Street near Vanderveer Park. He made frequent sketching trips outside Brooklyn and most of his finished landscapes and portraits were executed in oil. In 1903 he was elected a member of the Salmagundi Club and president of the Brooklyn Artists Club, a post he held for nearly twenty-five years; other activities included memberships in the American Federation of Arts and the Allied Artists of America. Eggleston was also a charter member of the Brooklyn Ten, which later became the Society of Brooklyn Painters to avoid confusion with "the Ten American Painters" in New York. Most of his landscapes derived from sketching trips in New England.
In addition, he visited the Old Lyme art colony in the summer months. Typical works from this period reveal a greater influence of impressionism on his rather conservative manner. One sees in it the spontaneous application of high-keyed pigment, which may be linked to a greater subjectivity, becoming luminous moodiness at times, however his work was by no means technically impressionistic. The item "Autumn in the Woods, NY Impressionist Benjamin Eggleston, c.1920" is in sale since Sunday, November 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "dantan-arts" and is located in Dedham, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.