Frank Weston Benson (1862 – 1951) was an American artist from Salem, Massachusetts. Benson was known for his portraits, landscapes, watercolors and etchings. His advice to aspiring artists is available online here and is really worth a read. His thoughts here contain has many insights which are relevant to those studying in modern ateliers today or are following a broadly classical programme of self-study.
Ben Laughton Smith
Aspiring artist, training in the classical tradition.