Biography

Randall William Bennett

  I work as a professional fine artist as well as owner of Tall Grass Museum Services located in the Midwest, USA. 

 Originally from Kansas, I and my wife Helen, spent many years moving around the USA, gaining experience in a wide range of activities.  This was in addition to the many years I spent as a child growing up overseas in countries including north and south India, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Sri Lanka.

  I have been involved with over 70 museum projects that contain something of my artwork: murals, dioramas, sculpture, artifact reproductions, graphics, photography, illustrations, exhibit text writing, artifact mounts and more. 

  Besides working on museum related projects, I keep busy working on my personal and conservation artwork in my studio.  I mostly work in a tight realistic painting style although regularly trying new and different styles and media helps me push my own boundaries and improve as an artist. 

   Some of my awards include Best Landscape with the International Guild of Realism, Best of Show with the Missouri Valley Impressionistic Society, Best of Pastel/Drawing with Prairie Village Arts Council. Finalist with Art Renewal Center, Finalist with International Artists magazine, 1998 NAI Best Interpretive Exhibit; collaborative artist, 2006 NAI Media Award for best Interior Exhibit; lead artist, and more. 

  I am currently a member of Mid America Pastel Society, Missouri Valley Impressionistic Society, National oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Southern Watercolor Society, Signature member of Artists for Conservation, and more. 

  

 

 

 

Support for Conservation: 

Partial list of recent projects by  Randall Bennett  Tall Grass Museum Services

More work may be seen at www.tallgrassmuseumservices.com

Clinton Lake Visitor Center

Lawrence, Ks    Hillsdale Lake Visitor Center

Hillsdale, Ks.    

Mobile Soils Exhibit

Miami County Conservation District 

Paola, Ks.

Dry Tortugas National Park 

Visitor Center, Florida

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Manhattan, Kansas

 

Partial list of museums or public places containing Randall Bennett's artwork, past projects:

 

Kentucky History Center, Frankfort KY.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center, Borrego Springs, CA

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Key West, FL

Bermuda Natural History Museum, Flatts, Bermuda

Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth, MN

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Sanibel Island, Florida

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois

Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge,Prairie Learning Center, Prairie City, Iowa

Libby Dam Visitor Center, Libby, Montana

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Great Falls, Montana

Big Bend National Park, Visitor Center, Texas

Loess Hills State Forest Visitor Center, Iowa

Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota

Custer State Park Visitor Center, Custer, South Dakota

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn, North Dakota

Coon Rapids Dam Visitor Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Putnam Museum of Natural History, Davenport, Iowa

Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays, Kansas

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center, Watsonville, CA

The Outdoor Campus, SD Department of Fish,Game,and Parks,Sioux Falls, SD

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson, MS

American Cave Museum, Horse Cave, Kentucky

Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center, Clarksville, IN