Pears by William Behnken, Aquatint, 1995

Pears by William Behnken, Aquatint, 1995


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Pears, is in the permanent collection at the MOMA. William Behnken born in 1943, has been a lifelong resident of New York. He earned his M.A. and B.A, degrees at the City College of New York where he has been teaching for over three decades. Mr. Behnken has also taught drawing and printmaking at the Provincetown Art Association and at the National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts, and is currently an Instructor in Printmaking at The Art Students League. Mr. Behnken is a member and former president of the Society of American Graphic Artists and is an elected member of the National Academy of Design. His work has won awards from the National Academy as well as from Audubon Artists and numerous other juried exhibitions. Among the most recent are a Gold Medal of Honor from Mr. Behnke’s working process was the subject of an article in American Artists Magazine in May 2007. Mr. Behnke’s work has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally and his work is in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Historical Society, among others. Artist’s Statement, "In my work I try to create a harmonious and cohesive composition using elements distilled from my visual and emotional experiences in order to give these fleeting moments a permanence and memorable order. " 33" x 27" sight 24" x 18". Good condition.

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