Major Awards & Grants
Southwest Ohio Art Education Educator of
the Year, 2003
The Artist's Story
For most of his career, although he never
stopped creating, he chose not to exhibit his work.
In 2020, during the pandemic, Bennett
concentrated on doing drawings which included exercises
using a minimal number of lines to produce dynamic
compositions. In 2021 he began to create paintings using
the insights he had gained from doing these drawings.
& Lee University, Lexington, VA, 1963-66. Studied
with Ray Prohaska, noted illustrator.
BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1970
MFA, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1972
Occasional Group Shows in Washington, DC, Virginia and North Carolina, 1967 – 1974
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Artists Biennial, 1969
Solo Show, 1970
Virginia Artists Biennial, 1971
Undergraduate Fellowship, 1969-70
Graduate Fellowship, 1970-71
1975 – 2015 Bennett taught at several private schools in Virginia, Ohio, and New York. During this time he was able to explore a variety of different art media and techniques including calligraphy, illustration, murals, and portraiture. He received recognition for his work in applying art to teaching math (see MathSquad.Com) but rarely exhibited during that time.
authored Calligraphy For
Dummies, 2007, as well as other books on
art and four novels including The
Poughkeepsie Mystery, 2016, poughkeepsiemystery.com.
To see all of Jim Bennett's many publications,
please visit riverflow.com