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Oil on Canvas “River Windrush at Burford” Brian Bennett



Original Oil on Canvas
“River Windrush at Burford”
Signed Brian Bennett PPROI (B. 1927)
C 1998
Brian Theodore Norton Bennett studied at Magdalen College School, Oxford, where he came under the influence of the late Peter Greenham RA and subsequently at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he obtained an Honours Degree in History. He was Director of Art at Berkhamsted School, Hertfordshire, 1957 – 1987. He was elected to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) 1972, serving on its Council from 1975. He became Vice-President of the ROI 1982 – 1988 and President 1988 – 1995. He became Past President and then Fellow of the ROI from 1996, and was Hon. Secretary ROI 1995 – 2000. He has exhibited at The Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Society of Marine Painters New English Art Club, National Society, United Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He was Governor of the Federation of British Artists 1990 – 1996. Winner of Stanley Grimm prize at the ROI exhibitions in 1979, 1985 and 1992. His work is in in many private collections in the USA, Japan, Europe and the UK including those of HRH The Prince Edward, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester and the Duchess of York. Essentially a landscape painter, he works almost exclusively with a painting knife. He authored a book ‘A Painter’s Year – Twelve Months in the Chilterns’ containing over 80 reproductions of his paintings of the Chilterns throughout the calendar year. He is also the author of ‘Oil Painting with a Knife’ published by Search Press. The woods and waterways of the Chiltern Hills where he lives, and the panorama of the Vale of Aylesbury form the favourite subjects of a great deal of his work. This beautiful image bears the artist’s label and inscribed on the canvas is his name and on the verso of the frame is the original price (£1250). Also inscribed verso, are the names of the original purchasers (who were avid collectors of Brian Bennett’s work) with the date of purchase (4/98) and that they bought the painting directly from the artist. It is presented in its original framing.
Frame 24″x30″ Image 17.25″x23.25″
G12/4602 £595.00