"Shady Tree, McCall's Illustration"   Lot no. 498

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By Frank C. Bensing 1893-1993

1937 (Estimated)
29.50" x 44.00"
Signed Lower Left



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1937 McCalls Magazine

A commercial artist with a longtime association with General Electric, Frank C. Bensing did ad work for a variety of products including Coca-Colaand Post Toasties. He also did movie posters for RKO Studios and worked for many magazines doing covers and interiors including Coronet,The Saturday Evening Post and Redbook.

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    Frank C. Bensing was born in Chicago, Illinois, and received his art training there at the Art Institute. Among his teachers were DeForrest Schook, Wellington Reynolds, Charles Schroeder and Walter Biggs.

    Bensing’s first illustrations were made in 1926 for Redbook, an association which continued for many years. He also worked for McCall’s, Country Gentleman, The Saturday Evening Post, American, Pictorial Review, The American Legion, and This Week magazines.

    Bensing paralleled his illustration for periodicals with exhibitions of his oils and watercolors at the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor society, Allied Artists and others. In later years, he turned increasingly to portraiture.

    Bensing was a member of the Dutch Treat Club, the Artists and Writers club, the Allied Artists, the Salmagundi Club, the American Watercolor society and the Society of Illustrators.