BENNETT, Raymond George

1874 - 1953

Born at 28 St Clement's Fore Street, Ipswich on 11 May 1874, second son of Frederick Bennett, a builder, and his wife Eliza née Beckett, who married at Ipswich in 1869. He married at Ipswich in 1898, Elizabeth Field (5 January 1875-1957) and in 1901 a 26 year old builder's manager living at 5 St Helen's Street, Ipswich with his 26 year old wife who was born at Norwich and they were still living at the same address ten years later with the addition of a 1 year old daughter, Mary Christine. In 1939 a master building contractor living at 46 Corder Road, Ipswich with his wife Elizabeth. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1939-1953 and exhibited from 46 Corder Road, Ipswich in 1941 three works 'Piemont, Jersey', 'The Smuggler's Path' and 'Corbiere, Jersey', in '1942, 'The Servant's Wing', 'On Foxhall Heath' and 'Down Belstead Way' in 1943 three oils 'Sunlight and Shadow', 'Old Ipswich' and 'The Woodman' and in 1944 he exhibited another 'Corbiere, Jersey', and in 1945 an oil 'Greve De Lecq, Jersey' but did not exhibit again. He died at Ipswich in 1953, aged 79 and his wife followed four years later.