Signed Lower Right
Sight - 22 ins x 29.5 ins (55.88 cm x 74.93 cm)
No Glass In Frame
(1919 – 2013 CAD)
John Bennett began to draw and to paint when he was six. While he served as an infantry camouflage officer during WWII, he captured the terrain of Normandy, Belgium, Holland and Great Britain on small sheets of watercolour paper. Seventy-eight of these and two of his books were accepted into the Archives of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. When he returned to Toronto, he joined the art department of Northern Vocational School. Over four decades he taught thousands of young people. He retired from the Toronto Board of Education in 1982 as Co-ordinator of Visual Arts. His workshop teaching and his painting took him throughout Ontario, across Canada and around the world. So, he became an educator to support his wife and two daughters. But his passionate core was clearly his painting. Shortly after John returned from overseas, he was granted the first solo exhibition awarded to a living artist by the ( then) Art Gallery of Toronto – later AGO. The reviews were encouraging. A number of Toronto galleries subsequently hosted exhibitions by John Bennett. One memorable show,’ The Ladies’ at the Pollack Gallery in Yorkville in the 60’s drew excited – and shocked- crowds. Not only are John’s women larger and lusher than life – his goddesses – but so are his landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. His work ranges from rolling pastoral hills to the devastation of battlefields.
His paintings can be found in private and public collections.
A 17% Buyer's Premium will be added to the final Sales Price. All applicable taxes will be assessed based on the sum of the sales price and buyer's premium.
Signed Lower Right
Sight - 22 ins x 29.5 ins (55.88 cm x 74.93 cm)
No Glass In Frame
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