Artist Biography

1889 - 1969

Joseph Hastings Bennett Jr. was a talented etcher, painter, and printmaker. He was born in San Diego, California on March 27, 1889. He spent most of his life in the San Francisco Bay area where he was a pupil of Armin Hansen and Arthur Hill Gilbert. The influence of his teachers is seen in his coastals, landscapes, and cowboy genre. He died in Orinda, California on on September 11, 1969. Member: California Printmakers Society; California Society of Etchers; Society of Western Artists; Walnut Creek Art Ass'n; Laguna Beach Art Ass'n; Carmel Art Ass'n. Exhibited: Oakland Art Gallery, 1933-39; Paul Elder Gallery (San Francisco), 1933; Bay Region Art Ass'n, 1935; California Printmakers Society, 1935, 1936; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; Society of Western Artists, 1959 (first prize). Works held: Library of Congress Print Collection.

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