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William Bennett

 (1787 - 1844)
William James Bennett was active/lived in New York / England.  William Bennett is known for town-landscape, marine, city view aquatints.

Biography   William Bennett


William Bennett was born in England.  In 1799 the esteemed watercolor artist Richard Westall sponsored Bennett's entry into the Royal Academy of Art in London.  Bennett showed an aptitude for landscape views, paying particular attention to topographical detail and the subtleties of light and atmosphere.

Enrollment in the British forces in 1803 cut short Bennett's art training.  For the next three years he traveled on assignment to Egypt, Malta, and cities along the Mediterranean.  Bennett sketched throughout his tour, producing expansive watercolors of foreign landscapes.

Upon his return to England Bennett became a founding member of the Association of Artists in Water-Colours and received many c   ...  Displaying 750 of 1370 characters.

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