Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Francis I. Bennett
    born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States ; died: Coral Gables, Florida, United States ; active: United States
  • Beachgrass, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 41 x 51.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 16 1/8 x 20 1/8 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0056

This painting is done in an impressionist rather than realist style. Sand and beach grass fill the foreground. This layers of paint and brushstrokes are thick and give the impression of a wind-blown scene. In the background are blue water and a coastline on the horizon across the center of the painting.