Alderman C.E. Bunton 1950 by Jack Bennett
(1914 - 1967) oil on canvas
Jack Bennett studied painting in the years following World War11 with the artist Archibald Colquhoun, who in turn was a student of Max Meldrum (the founder of the Tonal Realist School of painters).
Tonal Realist painters believed that there was no such thing as "line" in nature and that nature should be depicted using only "tone" and "form". Bennett painted many portraits of politicians and dignitaries from around the Albury region and his portrait of Alderman Cleaver Bunton was entered in the Archibald Prize in 1950.
Bennett was an influential teacher of painting in the region.
Due to this, AlburyCity holds a number of his portraits in the City Collection.