John William Bentley was born in Paterson, NJ on Jan. 3, 1880. Bentley was a pupil of George Bridgman, Frank V. DuMond, and Robert Henri. While based in Woodstock, NY, he made trips to California where he painted on the Monterey Peninsula and at Mission Capistrano.
Exh: Buffalo AA, 1921 (prize); Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1923; Calif. State Fair, 1924 (prize); Ridgewood AA, 1940 (prize).
Works Held: Kingston (NY) City Hall and High School; Dutch Reformed School (Woodstock).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Los Angeles Times, 8-19-1923; Who's Who in American Art
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