Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Jun 26 1965, Page 16

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - June 26, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Pleissner paints a Watercolour at upper Camp Ste. Anne River. Continued from preceding Page however he does no to come from a Long line of artists. Neither of his parents painted nor does his Only sister. Born in Brooklyn . In 1905, he graduated from Brooklyn friends school. He joined the Art students league studying under George Bridgman Frank Dumond and Boardman Robinson. While he was still in his Early 20s, he married Mary Corbett from Portland Ore. He had his first one Man exhibition at the Macbeth gallery in new York City. The gallery was his dealer until its director Mcintyre closed it to retire to Dorset. A of in world War ii Pleissner served As a Captain in the army air Force. As a combat artist like John Singer Sargent who painted War scenes during world War i and Winslow Homer who performed the same service during the civil War Pleissner was firs stationed in the aleutians to paint the a skis a later he was a combat artist in England France Germany Italy and North Africa. In 1945, commissioned by life Magazine As artist correspondent he was assigned to paint the eight major Battle fronts in the european theater one of which was of the St. To breakthrough in France a turning Point in world War ii. But Pleissner does no to paint All the time. He leads a life that includes developing what should be an exhibition Rock Garden in Vermont. He polishes and putters Over a wartime jeep which his care has preserved in As near mint condition As his use of it in Hunting allows. He has made cupboards for his studio and lined his gun closet with the fan pressed tails from the Partridge he has shot. He a a record enthusiast. He watches westerns on to and loves to fish Hunt and travel All of which fits in admirably with his life As an artist. Whatever it is he does it As meticulously As he paints the Trout that rises to the Fisherman a Fly or the Cloud that drops a Shadow on some French Street. His standards of judging his own work Are so severe that he has burned pictures he Felt were not on a Par with his skill mostly so they would not accidentally remain As examples of his work. So though Talent has afforded Pleissner Success it has also demanded its debt. Never prone to talk of Art or his approach to it the artist once confessed in an Odd moment while watching the mountains in Pawlet that he had never painted a picture that attained the perfection visualized in his mind. If that be so what does his minds Eye see what can perfection be a morning at Long Point by Ogden Pleissner. June 26, 1965 a a a Sis fresh As a summer Flower Fairdale farms Dairy products always fresh at Home in Bennington we invite victors to Bennington to inspect our farm and Dairy on Vermont it. 9, West

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