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JAMES BENNETT

James Bennett

Illustration from Dream

Bucks County, PA

Oil on board

Those who have come before us have laid the foundation for the ideas and dreams of today. The
Club of Dreamers is made up of,
from front, left to right: Rachel Carson, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Anne Frank (wearing the yellow star), Mohandas Gandhi, William Shakespeare, Ludwig van Beethoven, Charlie Chaplin, Margaret Mead, Harold Allen (a youth mentor with Experience Corps in Philadelphia, PA, representing the ordinary person who can make a difference), Sojourner Truth. Rear, left to right: Ferdinand Magellan, Simón Bolívar, Amelia Earhart, Nicholas Copernicus, Confucius, Socrates.

Mr. Bennett's awards include Gold Medals from the Society of Illustrators and the Hamilton King Award, which acknowledges an illustrator's outstanding body of work. His other books include Halloween (Jerry Seinfeld) and Tell Me a Scary Story... But Not Too Scary! (Carl Reiner). His conceptually humorous illustrations have appeared as covers and interior pieces for The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Forbes, Time, Mad, and Reader's Digest, among others.

Mr. Bennett has been painting since the age of 14, and began drawing even before that. In addition to creating art, he has taught illustration at the School of Visual Arts in NYC for over six years, and was an instructor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has lectured at Syracuse University, Kendall College, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Society of Illustrators, and Rhode Island School of Design. He enjoys painting almost anything, but admits that faces are always a favorite.

"I approach life and art in the same way: sometimes you need to exaggerate something, make it bigger than life, to really see it."


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