George Frederick Bensell 1837–1879
Philadelphia native George Frederick Bensell studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where, in 1860, he would become one of the six founding members of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, one of the oldest existing artists' clubs in the country. A highly regarded draughtsman and painter, he became popular with wealthy clientele for his portraits, poetical genre, landscape, and historical paintings. He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1856 until 1868 and his work can be found in important collections including the Pennsylvania Academy, the National Museum of American Art, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Germantown Historical Society.
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