Chris Bennett was born in London in 1957 and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in the early ’80s under Euan Euglow, Geoffrey Camp and Philip Sutton. He has exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at the Mall Galleries. In 2004 Chris signed a publishing contract with DeMontfort Fine Art who license selected works as open and limited editions in the UK, Japan and the USA. His paintings are exhibited and sold in prestigious galleries around the UK. A notable commission, which now hangs in the collection of Churchill College, Cambridge, was to paint a portrait of Sir William Hawthorne, who, with Sir Frank Whittle, designed the first jet engine.