His works include Bodinnick on the River Fowey; Cornwall; Coverack, Cornwall and A Cornish Harbour (viewed from an opening at the top of the steps).
Information provided in 2012 by the spouse of a descendant of the artist's wife (Edith Ashdown) suggests that Bennett spent a considerable amount of time in Cornwall, though he was born in Brighton and later lived in Croydon. He was an exhibitor at the RA and did much work on commission for Salmons postcards. It is believed that he and Edith (also known as Daisy) may have met through Clem Lambert, a Sussex painter connected with her family. Godwin and Edith were married in Steyning, Sussex, in 1913. In 1920 they had a daughter, Margherita, but were later divorced.
Painter in oils
works and access
Works include: Bodinnick on the river Fowey, Cornwall; Coverack Cornwall; A Cornish Harbour viewed from an opening at the top of the steps; Thatched Cottage above the harbour
RA (1951; 1952)
misc further info
Updated information provided by Nicky Lambert, whose husband's great-aunt was Edith Ashdown.
GRO Census Returns
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall;
WH Lane Sales Catalogue