"Man Fishing"   Lot no. 3328

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By Leslie Langille Benson (1885-1972)

1914 (Estimated)
29.00" x 19.00"
Oil on Canvas
Signed and Dated Lower Right



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Leslie Langille Benson was born in Mahone, Nova Scotia in 1885, and died September 7th, 1972 at the Tryon Hospital in Tryon, North Carolina.  He was a member of the Salamagundi Club, Artist's Guild and the Society of Illustrators.  His wife Florence died June 12, 1973. 

His illustrations appeared in many magazines including Saturday Evening Post, McCalls, Red Book, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, etc.  He was a magazine illustrator in the early 1920's and 1930's then he became a book illustrator and turned to more religious subjects.  He also did some important portraits of Joan Crawford, General and Mrs. H. Frank Gregory and Mr. & Mrs. Tom Fruge.

He illustrated a number of books, including The First Easter by Nancy Skarmeas and illustrated by Benson published by Ideals Publications in 1998.  His work from the 1950's on was mostly done for the Providence Lithograph Company, Concordia Publishing House and The Messenger.

He worked in New York City, Connecticut, Rhode Island and North Carolina.

The following information was found by AskArt, submitted by Wayne Cameron in June of 2006.