“Last Gleams, Burragorong” oil board c1960 by William Rubery Bennett
Price – $7,985
(15.33) (250 x 300mm) (image size only)
William Rubery Bennett was born in 1893 in Brisbane, dying in 1987. He studied at the Royal Queensland Art Society School and in Sydney with John Salvana, Lawson Balfour and Fred Britten. He moved to Sydney where he conducted the Rubery Bennett Art Gallery dealing mostly in Australian impressionistic painters between 1930 and 1940.He was one of the first to exhibit the work of Tom Garrett (1929) and later he became a popular painter of late impressionistic landscapes, his aim being to capture the pervading light of summer landscapes.
His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Queensland Art Gallery and the Queensland Art Gallery.
Biblio: Bénézit: Dictionnaire des Peintres; McCulloch: Encyclopedia of Australian Art.
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