Painter, craftsman, designer. Born in Gresham, NE on Sept. 20, 1895.
Jo Bennett settled in Los Angeles in 1906. She later wed Lee Starkey and studied painting locally with Loren Barton, Orrin White, and Marion Wachtel. Her depictions of the Old West garnered many awards before her death in Los Angeles on Dec. 1, 1962.
Exh: Women Painters of the West; Ebell Club (LA), 1949, 1950; Pasadena Art Inst., 1950; Greek Theater (LA), 1950. WWAA 1953-62; DR.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here