William James 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 James 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.
return to England Bennett became a founding member of the Association
of Artists in Water-Colours and received many c
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