William Rubery Bennett

Born: 1893

Died: 1987

Brisbane-born artist William Rubery Bennett  was both a painter and the director of a successful commercial gallery in Sydney for over 30 years.

He studied at the Royal Queensland Art Society School in Brisbane and in Sydney under John Salvana, Lawson Balfour and Fred Britten.

He moved to Sydney, where he conducted the Rubery Bennett Art Gallery in the 1930s and 1940s, dealing mostly in Australian impressionistic painters.

He was one of the first to exhibit the work of Tom Garrett (1929) and later himself became a popular painter of late impressionistic landscapes, his aim being to capture the pervading light of summer landscapes, his preferred subject matter. He worked mainly in NSW.