Frank Moss Bennett


1874 - 1952

Artist's Biography & Works For Sale

Frank Moss Bennett was born in Liverpool. He studied art at the St John's Wood School of Art and at the Slade and RA schools, where he won a travelling scholarship and a gold medal. Bennett exhibited at the Paris Salon, The Royal Institute of painters in watercolour, the Rembrandt Gallery and from 1898 to 1928 at the Royal Academy.

He painted historical genre set in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These ranged from tavern scenes, hunting scenes, everyday life and Elizabethan and Stuart historical figures. Frank Moss Bennett took great care in ensuring the accuracy of his paintings, building replicas of antique furniture and dressing his models in clothing appropriate for the era he was depicting. His work was reproduced in print by Charles Hauff, L. Wolff & Co., Mardon Son & Hall and the Medici Society. He also served on the committee of the Surrey Art Circle from 1902 and exhibited regularly with them.