"White Haired Man" ca1940
From a fantasy illustration collector's estate comes this published interior by Richard Bennett, who authored and illustrated many children's books circa 1930s-1940s. This piece is titled "White Haired Man" in pencil on the back of the painting, and it is in ink and ink wash on paper mounted on illustration board, 6.5" x 9.5", plus matte. About the artist and writer, we have been unable to obtain further information about him beyond the fact that a school was named after him in Belleview, WA (The Richard Bennett Elementary School), built on the site of Bennett's ranch home in King County, WA. His family is mainly deceased, although his many books on children's Celtic and Irish folk tales and "Arthurian" stories and art, live after him.