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Tom Bennett Art

With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett creates representational images of human figures and animals, emphasizing movement in a manner reminiscent of Lucien Freud, Edgar Degas and the photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Elongated and blurry, the horse racing up a hill (Canter Fritz, 2002) and the sinister cat landing a leap (Chien Blanc, 1998) elicit a sense of foreboding enhanced by Bennett’s somber palette; his female figures too reflect a grim sense of humor with their distorted nude bodies. The face of Untitled Figure (1997), for example, is obscured by layers of dark paint. Classically trained as a painter, he initially worked in oil on canvas but discovered that monotype printing enabled him to “literally push the image around,” creating an essential element of motion. To overcome the limited scale of monotypes, however, he switched to painting on slick-surfaced plastic.

Tom Bennett’s practice is rooted in the classical tradition where painting and drawing from life is highly regarded. Bennett’s work is heavily influenced by Francis Bacon, Frank Auberbauch and foremost his father, Harry Bennett, who was also an artist. Tom’s time living abroad in Spain and traveling through Eastern Europe and Africa provided the artistic freedom to explore many of the techniques and subject matter that continue to define his practice. Bennett was born and raised in Connecticut.

His mediums include monotypes, oil on paper, canvas or styrene board. In a technique that Tom started over 4 years ago, several of his monotypes have been painted over with oil paint using a palette knife, brush, or his fingers to re-purpose the underlying image. These works are a testament to Bennett’s ability to quickly and concisely compose an image with expressive brush strokes, foreshortened figures and expertly rendered light.

Tom’s work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions worldwide. Bennett lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently represented by Tabla Rasa Gallery.

(Biography provided by Tabla Rasa Gallery)
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Artist: Tom Bennett
No Beef with Wellington (after Goya) abstracted horse, rider, classical style
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A an active, fluidly painted homage to Goya. Movement, expressionist paint application, colorful palette.
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Oil, Board

Who's the Beast? (Rubens) richly painted dramatic historic Renaissance battle
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Who's the Beast is the artist's interpretation of a Ruben's painting, distorting the scene with an expressionist's perspective. The image speaks to universal themes of man's relation...
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Oil, Canvas

Status 6, monochromatic monotype, nature
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A monotype made with oil based etching inks and oil paint on premium printmaking paper. The matrix used is a sheet of plexiglass. One of a series of pieces exploring war and the exis...
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Monotype

Interminable, colorful abstracted male nude figure modern cubist
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is an oil painting on canvas with aggressive, active, colorful strokes representing a male nude figure from the waist up. Emotionally charged and powerful esthetic. Modern cubis...
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Oil

Sleepwalking #15, dark tones, monochromatic, mysterious
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstr...
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Monotype

Arabian, horse monotype, earth tones, energetic brushwork
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil based ink and oil paint monotype on fine printmaking paper. Moving horse in expressionist active strokes. Bold, direct motion.
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Monotype, Archival Paper

Planal Figure, abstract figure, earth and flesh tones, dark background
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil painting on board, unframed, abstracted, figurative, expressionist, energetic brushwork
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Oil, Board

Appaloosa Chiasm, gestural brushwork, horse, warm color
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil based ink and paint monotype on fine printmaking paper. Painterly, lively representational image with symbolist abstracted marks.
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2010s Symbolist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Monotype

Kiss of Death, night scene, interior, black and white, dramatic narrative
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from FILM NOIR series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett crea...
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2010s American Modern Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

The Killers, black and white city scape, surrealistic, narrative
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from FILM NOIR series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett crea...
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2010s Surrealist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Fatigue, oil over monotype, dark and earth tones abstracted sensuous female nude
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil over monotype on paper About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett creates representational images of human figures and animals, emphasizing movement in a manner remi...
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Archival Paper, Oil

Asphalt Jungle, black and white, interior, crime scene, narrative
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from FILM NOIR series of black and white monotypes, blending surreal mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett creates r...
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

A Lonely Place, earth tones, female nude back brushwork
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil painting over ink on paper. Figurative expressionist, moody, poetic nude.
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Oil

Bather, black and white and earth tones, nude figure
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil-based Monotype of classic nude with neutral palette of blacks, grays earth colors
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2010s Naturalistic Tom Bennett Art

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Monotype, Archival Paper

Holy Roman Empire, Batman (apologies to van Dyke) classical & abstract gesture
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Loose, expressionist homage to a baroque equestrian painting by Van Dyke. Oil over board, earth colors with primary color pops.
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Oil, Board

Nocturne Cave, abstracted earth tones, energetic brushwork
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper
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Early 2000s Neo-Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Monotype

Sylvaticus Aquaticus, nude water bather blue colors free brushwork
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennet...
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Early 2000s Neo-Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Monotype

Ghosts of New York 2, monochromatic dramatic city-scape surrealistic undertones
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One of a series of oil-based monotypes on fine printmaking paper. Monochromatic with subtle color. Moody, symbolist/expressionist image reflecting on NY city's ambient current and past.
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2010s Symbolist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Wrestlers, monochromatic sports dramatic black and white
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstr...
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2010s American Modern Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Monotype

Jugged Hare, blue swimmer water monochromatic
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett creates...
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Early 2000s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Monotype, Archival Paper

Declines of Venice, colorful renaissance abstraction, patterns, figure
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on board About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett creates representational images of human figures and animals, emphasizing movement in a manner reminiscent of Lu...
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2010s Tom Bennett Art

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Oil, Board

Ghosts of New York 5, mysterious, monochromatic cityscape
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One of a series of oil based monotypes on fine printmaking paper, subtle color design, symbolic and atmospheric figure/figures in cityscape
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Monotype, Archival Paper

Sleepwalk Redux #3, monochromatic mysterious city image
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstr...
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2010s Surrealist Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Monotype

Burma Shave, monochromatic, dramatic monotype, multiple faces
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstr...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Monotype

Pro Tempore, figure painterly brushwork grey tones
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
From a series of monotypes of the figure with head turned from the viewer. The ambiguous symbolism is both personal yet universal.
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2010s Impressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Monotype, Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Age of Unreason, mysterious, monochromatic, dark tones
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype by painter, master printmaker Tom Bennett
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2010s Surrealist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Monotype

Third Man 3, night, city scape, monochromatic, narrative
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from FILM NOIR series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett crea...
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2010s American Modern Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Brave New World 1, dramatic, black & white Ashcan, Americana
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett ...
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2010s American Realist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Unfinished Thought, female nude, abstracted figurative painting earth tones
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Expressionist, abstracted figurative female nude About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett creates representational images of human figures and animals, emphasizing mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Canvas, Oil

Eve of Destruction, man smoke, monochromatic dramatic
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism, film noir character About Tom Bennett...
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2010s Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Monotype

The New Great Depression 5, dramatic, black & white, noir, mystery, genre
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett ...
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2010s Surrealist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Ecstatic Fatigue, abstracted female figure, nude
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on board. Abstracted, expressionist, figurative. Cool and warm greys with heightened color.
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Oil, Board

A Woman Between, monochromatic monotype bold
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil-based ink and paint monotype, monochromatic, dramatic light and shadow, touch of red highlight.
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Monotype, Archival Paper

Tattooed Back, monochromatic male figure w American flag, profile
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstr...
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1990s American Impressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Monotype

Ghosts of New York 3, monochromatic black and white mysterious
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One of a series of oil-based monotypes. Monochromatic with hints of subtle color. Image reflects a moody ambience suggesting the connection of NY city's current and past.
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2010s Symbolist Tom Bennett Art

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Monotype

"Nymphs" two voluptuous female nudes, gestural abstracted figures, clear colors
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil painting on board, an expressionist figurative homage to the work Diana and her Nymphs, by Rubens. Active, direct brushwork, flesh tones
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Oil, Board

Eremitic, monotype powerful black and white, light and shadow
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A monotype created with oil based etching inks and oil paint printed from a plexiglass matrix. Expressive, Figurative image with stark light and shadow.
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Monotype

"Pete's Going Away," colorful gestural abstraction, multiple figures
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An abstract figurative oil painting on board. Active, expressive movement with powerful paint application. An abstract homage to Caravaggio.
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Oil Crayon, Oil, Board

Love Scorn, classical gestural abstract figure and dog, blues and earth tones
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Homage to baroque allegory, symbolic figurative realism. About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett creates representational images of human figures and animals, emphas...
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2010s American Impressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Canvas, Oil

Purdah, dark tones, gestural abstract w figures, black, grey monochromatic
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on canvas, abstracted image of moody figure, with expressionist movement in brush application. Dark grays and blacks with higher intensity red colors popping.
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Canvas, Oil

Pheromone B, abstracted sensual figure w swirling blues and greens
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on canvas About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett creates representational images of human figures and animals, emphasizing movement in a manner reminiscent of L...
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2010s Contemporary Tom Bennett Art

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Canvas, Oil

Waiting for Buddha, expressionistic female figure, greens, earth tones
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An oil-based ink monotype of an expressive figure turned from the viewer against a patterned green-grey background.
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Sleepwalk Redux #9, monochromatic black and white mystery monotype
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Monotype

Nymph and Satyr, abstracted nude figures classical
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Richly painted work on archival paper - abstracted nudes
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Diver, 1995
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennet...
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Archival Paper, Monotype

Figure, black and white,monochromatic mysterious female nude
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper
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2010s Contemporary Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Monotype

Sleepwalking at the Olcott, mystery monochromatic narrative noir
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper
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2010s American Modern Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Monotype

Born to Kill, monochromatic, crime, narrative, high contrast, drama
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from FILM NOIR series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett crea...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Red Ophelia, colorful abstract female nude
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An expressionist figurative oil painting integrating abstracted form and color. The title suggests the classic Shakespearean character from Hamlet and the symbolism of beauty, madnes...
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2010s Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Canvas, Oil

Pheromone, colorful abstract with figure beautiful blue tones, brushwork
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A expressionist, abstracted nude immersed in striking colors. The figure melds with the atmospheric surface to form a powerful symbolist imagery.
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2010s Abstract Tom Bennett Art

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Canvas, Oil

Dust Bowl, monotype, black and white, wpa style
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from FILM NOIR series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett crea...
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2010s American Realist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

The Great Depression 3, dramatic, black & white, noir, mystery, genre
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett ...
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2010s Surrealist Tom Bennett Art

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Monotype, Archival Paper

Sleepwalking 2020 #4, dramatic, black & white, noir, mystery, genre
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett ...
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2010s Surrealist Tom Bennett Art

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Monotype

Unconscious 3
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from FILM NOIR series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett crea...
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2010s American Realist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Kiss Me Deadly 2, night, sea, boat, black and white, surrealist noir
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from FILM NOIR series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett crea...
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2010s Surrealist Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

House by the River, dramatic, black & white, noir, mystery, genre
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett ...
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2010s Surrealist Tom Bennett Art

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Monotype

Third Man 2, black and white, night scene, cityscape
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from FILM NOIR series of black and white monotypes, blending surreal mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett creates r...
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2010s Ashcan School Tom Bennett Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Muddy Company oil on monotype
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
provocative female figure Oil on paper Tom Bennett’s practice is rooted in the classical tradition where painting and drawing from life is highly regarded. Bennett’s work is heavil...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Tom Bennett Art

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Paper, Oil

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