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Wilder Mayo Bentley

 (born 1928)
Wilder Mayo Bentley is active/lives in California, Oklahoma.  Wilder Bentley is known for printmaking, painting, craftsman.

Biography   Wilder Mayo Bentley


Wilder Mayo Bentley was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1928.  Known as Wilder Bentley, the younger, he grew up in Berkeley, CA and learned typesetting from his father as a teenager. 

In 1959 he set up the Bread & Wine press in San Francisco where he published pamphlets of poetry by various authors. 

To date, he has created many folios of his art in a variety of media, including engravings in wood and copper, watercolors, and digital works. He currently lives in Sonoma County, California. 

Works held:  Rosicrucian Library (San Jose); UCLA; New York Public Library; Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley). 

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"


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