SIGNED BETSY BENNETT Art PRINT ~ CAPE COD Massachusetts House ~Titled "Bloomin' Balloon", it depicts a red balloon floating amidst the flower garden in front of a typical Cape Cod house, adjacent to a walking bridge.
- Pencil Signed - lower right - Betsey Bennett || Titled Center - Bloomin' Balloon || lower left - 50/475
- Bottom of print - lower left - Published by Frog Pond Studios, East Harwich MA || center - Bloomin' Balloon by Betsy Bennett © 1994 || lower right - Meridien Printing, East Greenwich RI
- Measurements (WxH):
- Edge to edge - 28 x 22 inches
- Print area - 24 x 18 inches
- Condition: See photos and use zoom to fully evaluate condition.
This print will be carefully rolled up and shipped in a tube.
About the Artist
Betsy Bennett was born in 1928. Her formal art training began at age thirteen at the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Wayne Pennsylvania Art Association. After high school, she won a four-year scholarship to Moore College of Art in Philadelphia where she studied under Reginald Marsh, George Sklar, Will Barnet, and Frank Reilly. She later studied egg tempera technique with Robert Vickrey, the medium that continued to intrigue her years later.
In 1955, she moved to Cape Cod where she and her husband, Sid, raised three children. Her richly detailed paintings of the region appeared in area galleries, and she was awarded one-person show status. Betsy's detailed architectural and natural renderings gained her "excellence in technique" awards and many firsts and best of shows in open juried shows, including first place awards from the Cape Cod Art Association, and the New England Open Juried Show at the South Shore Arts Center. She was also designated a Copley Master by the Copley Society of Boston.
In 1976, the Betsy and her family moved to the Oregon Coast, where she continued to teach and exhibit, receiving a first place in the Coos (Oregon) Art Museum Annual Juried Exhibition. Her work was influenced by years of coastal living, on both American coasts.
Returning to Cape Cod in 1993, she continued to paint in her studio in Harwich. She was on the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee until a year prior to her death in 2007.