- Introduction

- Becci Crowe

- John O'Neill

- Tony Bennett

- Hans Peeters


Tony Bennett

F.P. "Tony" Bennett, Jr. is one of a handful of artists who specialize in birds of the American tropics. While still in college he painted the plates for A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Central America by L. Irby Davis. His illustrations appear in the Distributional Checklist of North American Birds by DeSante and Pyle and in a revision of The Birds of India & Pakistan by S. Dillon Ripley. He has also painted 100 species of hummingbirds for a book on the birds of Peru planned by the LSU Museum of Natural Science. Other works in progress include a book on the complete Hummingbird family, a work not attempted for the last one hundred years. His work is included in many private and corporate collections including the King Ranch. Bennett's paintings are exceptional not only for their brilliant portrayals of neotropical birds but also for the richly detailed plant life that fills the background. He is also known for his expertise in the field and has led many groups in Texas and Mexico for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours.



 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
limited. ed. print
unmatted $65.
Image size 11"x14"

Copyright Tony Bennett




 Red-capped Manakin
oil on panel, framed, $ 2,200.
Image size 10"x15" featured in Leigh Yawkey Woodson, Birds in Art 1994

Copyright Tony Bennett





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