Bentham, Douglas WayneDouglas Wayne Bentham, sculptor (b at Rosetown, Sask 1947). Bentham studied fine art at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a BFA in 1969 and returning to complete an MFA in 1989. He attended the EMMA LAKE ARTISTS WORKSHOPS, the Triangle workshop (Pine Plains, NY) and the Hardingham Sculpture Workshop (Hardingham, England), assisting the British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro at Emma Lake in 1977.
One of Canada's most prominent sculptors, Bentham's work can be found in public and private collections in Canada and the United States. He has completed a number of public commissions in Canada including work for the National Science Library in Ottawa, for the Government of Canada Building in Calgary, and for several locations in Saskatoon. An inventive sculptor in the constructivist tradition, Bentham tends to work in series, usually in welded steel or bronze, often incorporating elements from large works into smaller table sculptures and vice versa. His style has developed considerably over the past 30 years; he remains a productive, prolific and inventive artist.