Born in 1948 in Philadelphia, Jamie Bennett is an American artist and educator known for his enamel jewellery. He is Professor Emeritus of the State University of New York at New Paltz Metal/Jewellery Program, which he directed from 1986 to 2014.
Recognized in 2016 with the James Renwick Alliance’s Outstanding Educator Award, Bennett is a three-time recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, and has been awarded three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships as well as the Aileen Osborn Webb Award for Fellow of the American Crafts Council. Bennett’s retrospective exhibition Edge of the Sublime: The Enamels of Jamie Bennett travelled throughout the US from 2007 to 2010, supported by grants from the Windgate Foundation and the Rotasa Foundation.
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His work is in the permanent collection of over twenty-five museums internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.