D. Bennett Scott
Hometown: Berlin, MD
Bennett Scott is an Eastern Shore of Maryland native, where the outdoors, birds, and art are themes that have dominated his life. Spending time in the marshes of Worcester County has gained him tremendous knowledge of waterfowl and their habits. He has been carving professionally since 1970 and in each of his wood sculptures, he strives to capture the essence of his subject. His carvings have won numerous awards and recognition. He is a member of the Easton Waterfowl Festival’s Hall of Fame, served on the Ward Foundation Board of Trustees, and has held various committee chairmanships of the Ward World Championship Competition. Bennett received the Ward Foundation “Living Legend” award in 2017 honoring his impact on the field of wildfowl art and the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition.
Bennett is generous in spirit and commitment to teaching others and passing on his knowledge, skills, and talent. He was an instructor in the National Endowment for the Arts “Carving Out Future Decoy Makers” program. Bennett resides in Berlin, Maryland.