"From this vantage point, the singer @itstonybennett can look out over a 51-block verdant stretch of @centralparknyc and decide where he wants to paint. New York City's great crooner — the recipient of 18 @thegrammys so far — has been painting since he was 8 years old. @itstonybennett signs his works with his birth name, Anthony Benedetto, and has published two books of his art. The @smithsonian keeps three of his paintings in its permanent collections. His identity as a painter, though, is entwined with @centralparknyc, which he says is his antidote to urbanity. "I always paint nature," @itstonybennett said. "Nature is the boss." @damonwinter photographed the 89-year-old #AmericanTreasure in his #CentralPark studio. #🎨" By nytimes on Instagram.
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