Douglas Wayne (Doug) Bentham
Douglas Wayne (Doug) Bentham is active/lives in Saskatchewan / Canada. Douglas Bentham is known for abstract publc sculpture and painting.
Biography Douglas Wayne (Doug) Bentham
Douglas Bentham was born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan in 1947, and with his family he moved to Saskatoon in 1959. Bentham later studied painting at Saskatoon's University of Saskatchewan, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1969. He went on to study sculpture there, receiving his Master of Fine Arts in 1989.
Bentham was influenced by American sculptor David Smith and English sculptor Anthony Caro and sought to create innovative work that reflected his environment. Bentham wrote, “I’m influenced by landscape, by architecture, by urban spaces and, always, by light—by whatever can infuse an object with its own spirit.” Before the 1980s, he used plate, sheet or rod steel in most of his work, later turning to metal, wood, and found
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