“I get lost in the impasto of Conwell Wharf, Provincetown, Massachusetts. The glassy reflections of sunset are individual when you stick your nose in this painting, but cohere and shimmer when you take a step back. It reminds me of those Magic Eye posters: you allow your eye to relax and get an entirely new experience.”
-Tyler Prince, Director of Sales
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Conwell Wharf, Provincetown, Massachusetts is a sparkling rendition of the waterfront at dusk. The wharf, also called Cannery Wharf, was a popular subject for the town’s artists due to the interesting jumble of structures at the end of the pier, topped by a charming cupola. Beneker’s version is enlivened by his skillful brushwork and use of warm and cool tones in representing the late-day shadows and rippling current.
In a 1926 article about Beneker’s range of talents in both figural and outdoor work, a writer for the Boston Evening Transcript discusses his knack for harbor scenes: “…in Beneker’s pictures of the vessels tied up at a Provincetown wharf is something more than a painted ship, there is also the hint of lazy swells and bright sunshine, or of angry seas and tempest clouds.”
 “Painter of Real Men and Their Work,” by Charles Messer Stow. Boston Evening Transcript, October 30, 1928, p. 8.
Collection, Seekonk, Massachusetts
To private collection, Warwick, Rhode Island, ca. late 1970s
By descent through the family to private collection, Ellicott City, Maryland, 1980 to present