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Harry R. BENNETT

Baltimore, Maryland

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BENNETT , Harry R. On November 29, 2012 Harry R. Bennett ; beloved husband of Margaret Shean Bennett; devoted father of Deborah Bennett and her husband Manoucher Besharat, Pamela Bennett and her husband David Rorison, Harry Bennett, Jr. and his wife Demetra, Michael and Thomas...

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My Dad was a great artist, a friend to strangers, a mentor to the young, and I had the privilege to caddy and play golf with him. My most memorable times with him was when late in the day he would leave his studio, find me in the confines of our large Main Street house and say, "Let's go to the Golf Course". We'd hit some balls on the range then play a few holes until the sun set. Dad always said, "Isn't that a beautiful sunset." It was always beautiful with Harry Sr. Miss...

Harry left an indelible mark on me when I was just 4 years of age. My parents, Jeff and Nancy Norton, had known him for a very long time...since they were in their teens. My Mom did some modeling for Harry, for Bantam books. That is my mother Nancy on the cover of, “Michael's Wife,” by Maryls Millhiser. Both my father and mother, as young budding artists, received priceless advice on the art of illustration. We visited Harry's BIG house in Ridgefield, CT, in 1983. There were paintings of...


It has been a whole year since my friend Harry Bennett stepped into Heaven.
We miss you Harry; we love you, too.
Blessings and love to your family.

I will never forget this kind and gentle man.
Harry, you helped me to overcome my doubts about my ability as an artist. So many visits with you we would talk about art and life. You, Jeff and I were always on the same wave length about life and things. I am sorry I lost track of where you were,...

Harry Bennett in his studio

June 2013. Just now, I was told Harry passed. I felt a spiritual breeze upward. The wind left my sails. I had talked and visited with Harry as much as possible. Visits were always a great gift. Last year was our last earthly talk and by phone. He was less energetic but his great personality and perceptivity were ever strong. I told him a joke and he roared. Then the phone disconnected. I phoned back but the line was unresponsive. His family was setting up a skype. I wrote soon after. Frank...

Harry Bennett, the artist, revealed the soul of the subjects of his portraits. Harry Bennett,lived a life of passion for people, place, and for his art. My sense of self changed forever the day he walked into my gallery. I will never forget him and will always love him.

Uncle Harry was a one of a kind talent, and a one of a kind man with great heart. The world could use many many more like him. What a positive difference he has made in the world. And in my world.

Mr. Bennett was such a warm, fun-loving and compassionate man that no words (I can write) can possibly capture how much I benefited from knowing him. He undoubtedly also enhanced the lives of many others. One of those rare individuals who touched my life in a way that leaves me humbled to be able to say I knew him, Harry Bennett was truly a blessed man.

My fondest memory of him was visiting him in Baltimore a few years back. He and my son Brad went into their own world of art and ideas.. he connection was amazing and Uncle Harry enjoyed every second of it!