Ogden Pleissner himself descends in direct aesthetic procession from Winslow Homer, A. B. Frost, and Frank Benson, American masters of the sporting scene. Pleissner is arguably the most important 20th century interpreter of American field sports and fishing, perhaps because he considered himself first and foremost a painter of landscapes. Pleissner’s sportsmen are always in and of the scene and season and his works–perhaps because of this–have achieved a permanent place in the pantheon.