Art Brokerage: Bennett Bradbury American Artist: b. 1914-1991. Bennett Bradbury was a familiar figure in the Laguna Beach school, and in the Carmel area, where he died in 1991. After working for Walt Disney studios, he dedicated himself full time to his painting. Bradbury in mid career also spent some time in Hawaii, where he exhibited works at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach, usually of Hawaiian subject matter. He returned to Laguna Beach, continuing his painting and teaching seminars on the Monterey Penninsula. He moved to Carmel in the 1970's and remained there until his death. His style is instantly recognizable, as he moves around a generous amount of glossy paint, often with a palette knife.