Elegant Oil Painting by Benjamin O. Eggleston, American Minnesota/Brooklyn New York (1867-1937)
“Woman reading & sewing” 1894
Good condition cleaned, no restoration.
In original period Rococo Gold Gilt Frame.
A portrait and landscape painter in the tonal style. Benjamin Osro Eggleston was born in Belvidere, MN, and studied art at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts under Douglas Volk. He also traveled to Paris, where he completed additional studies. Upon his return, he established a studio in Brooklyn from which he worked and traveled. From 1900 to 1920, he summered at the Old Lyme Art Colony, and in the 1930’s he spent his time in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club, Brooklyn Society of Artists, All American Artists, and President of the Brooklyn Art Club. He exhibited at the National Academy, Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy, Boston Art Club, Paris Salons, the Carnegie Institute, Brooklyn Art Association, and other venues.
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