BENNETT, Brian Richard

1941 - 2011

Brian Bennett

Brian Richard Bennett was born at Brentford, Middlesex on 9 March 1941, son of Charles Harry R. Bennett (1920-1984) and his wife Florence M. née Snelling, who married at Brentford in 1940. Brian married at Ealing in 1962, Miriam N. Wheeler and they lived at Hounslow, Middlesex until 1997, then moved to Suffolk. As an artist, Brian was self-taught and only became a serious painter in his mid-thirties and was the winner of the Ealing Open Art Competition in 1987, exhibiting widely in London and in Suffolk from Loftus Avenue, Reydon, Southwold. A long-serving member of the Southwold Art Circle and has been Exhibition Treasurer for several years. Bennett's earlier paintings were representational but in Suffolk he became interested in exploring surface textures, cracked wood, rusting metal, peeling paint, on details of boats, doors, barns, fishing sheds and the like. This led in turn to the more abstract imagery of his later work and his work is held in many private collections. Brian Richard Bennett died at Southwold on 30 January 2011, aged 69.

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