Illustrations to the Old Testament (Noah and the Dove)

In this series of prints, Chicago-born artist David Bennett depicts biblical subjects with a graphic energy and drama that brings biblical sagas to life.

David Bennett

Born in Chicago in 1941, Bennett went on to attend Harvard University, where he studied English literature and opera. After graduating in 1962 he continued his musical training in Austria and Italy. He performed as a lyric baritone in concerts and operas from the mid-1960s to early 1970s, before turning his attention to painting in 1973. Since that time, this self-taught artist’s works have been presented in numerous solo exhibitions and are included in many American and European museums. The artist currently lives in Munich and Spain.

One of Bennett’s primary artistic preoccupations has been the depiction of biblical figures and scenes in a way that, to quote the artist, "delights the eye.” This series of 13 silkscreens feature powerful and sometimes enigmatic images drawn from the Five Books of Moses and the Prophets. The Spertus Institute collection contains a variety of other prints by the artist, along with illustrated books, exhibit catalogs, and signed posters.

  • Noah and the Dove

    David Bennett

    From “Illustrations to the Old Testament”
    Germany, 1981-1982
    Silkscreen

  • Jacob’s Struggle with an Angel

    Jacob’s Struggle with an Angel

    From “Illustrations to the Old Testament”
    Germany, 1981-1982
    Silkscreen

  • Death of Absalom

    David Bennett

    From “Illustrations to the Old Testament”
    Germany, 1981-1982
    Silkscreen

  • Noah’s Ark

    David Bennett

    From “Illustrations to the Old Testament”
    Germany, 1981-1982
    Silkscreen

  • The Twelve Stones in the Jordan River

    David Bennett

    From “Illustrations to the Old Testament”
    Germany, 1981-1982
    Silkscreen

  • The Death of Jezebel

    David Bennett

    From “Illustrations to the Old Testament”
    Germany, 1981-1982
    Silkscreen

  • The Creation of Eve

    David Bennett

    From “Illustrations to the Old Testament”
    Germany, 1981-1982
    Silkscreen

  • Deborah

    David Bennett

    From “Illustrations to the Old Testament”
    Germany, 1981-1982
    Silkscreen

Name: Illustrations to the Old Testament (Noah and the Dove)
Artist: David Bennett
Location:
Origin: Germany, 1981-1982
Medium: Black Ink On Paper, Silkscreen, Work on paper
Dimensions: 48 1/2 x 34 1/2 in.
Credit: Gift of David Bennett
Catalog Number: 92.30
Asher LibraryDavid Bennett: Illustrations to the Bible

Arthur Feldman (Chicago: Spertus College of Judaica Press, 1978)

Asher LibraryDavid Bennett: Illustrationen zum Alten Testament

David Bennett (Munich: Anderland Verlagsgesellschaft, 1982)

Asher LibraryDas buch Esther

David Bennett (Munich: Boer, 1990)

Asher LibraryPneuma/Atem

David Bennett (Munich: Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, 2001)