Drawing of Arnold Bennett, 1920
- Object Number: STKMG:LH.bennett.2005.MAB.116
- Object Name: photograph
- Production Organisation: Nagington & Son, Stoke-on-Trent (photographer)
- Summary: Drawing of Arnold Bennett, 1920. Photograph of the original crayon drawing by Sir William Rothenstein.
- Terms:social history
- Terms:Arnold Bennett
- Additional Notes: Enoch Arnold Bennett was born on 27 May 1867 at 90 Hope Street, Hanley, the eldest of the six surviving children of Enoch and Sarah Bennett. Later the family lived at 205 Waterloo Road, Burslem. Arnold was educated at the Wedgwood Institute and Newcastle Middle School. Bennett left the Potteries for London in 1889 to work in a London law office. In 1891 he won a literary competition in Tit-Bits magazine. Taking up journalism full-time, he became Assistant Editor, and later Editor, of the ladies journal Woman. In a career of over thirty years, he wrote articles for a diverse series of magazines and newspapers, including New Statesman, Saturday Evening Post, The Evening Standard and The Realist.
- Additional Notes: Bennett became one of the great literary giants, writing not only thirty novels, but also stories, plays, essays, reviews and film scenarios.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery