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Arnold Bennett

(1867-1931), Author and journalist

(Enoch) Arnold Bennett

Sitter in 33 portraits
Born in Burslem Staffordshire, Bennett moved to London in 1889 where he wrote articles and short stories. Starting as assistant editor of the weekly journal Woman in 1893, he became editor three years later but soon resigned to concentrate on his writing. Anna of the Five Towns (1901) and The Grand Babylon Hotel (1902) were followed by Whom God hath Joined (1906) The Old Wives Tale (1908) and the Clayhanger trilogy (first volume in 1910). They established Bennett as a major exponent of realist fiction. He was a prolific author becoming the highest paid literary journalist in the 1920s for his weekly Evening Standard column.

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Arnold Bennett, by Howard Coster - NPG x2850

Arnold Bennett

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, July 1929
NPG x2850

Arnold Bennett, by Richard George Mathews - NPG D21218

Arnold Bennett

by Richard George Mathews
drypoint etching, circa 1920
NPG D21218

Arnold Bennett, after Sir David Low - NPG D4525

Arnold Bennett

after Sir David Low
relief halftone, published 30 January 1926
NPG D4525

'Mr. Punch's Fair of British Industries', by Bernard Partridge - NPG D9626

'Mr. Punch's Fair of British Industries'

by Bernard Partridge
ink and watercolour on artists' board, 1928
NPG D9626

Arnold Bennett, by Mark Wayner (Weiner) - NPG D23325

Arnold Bennett

by Mark Wayner (Weiner)
lithograph, published 1931
NPG D23325

Arnold Bennett, by Unknown artist, issued by  Godfrey Phillips - NPG D2699

Arnold Bennett

by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1932
NPG D2699

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Arnold Bennett

by Unknown photographer
albumen cabinet card, circa 1907
NPG x12400

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Arnold Bennett

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1927
NPG x6438

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Arnold Bennett

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1929
NPG Ax2299

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Arnold Bennett

by James Russell & Sons
NPG x17365

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