I received a message from a distant relative, Michelle Benjamin, through this website. Michelle is the great-granddaughter of one of Sarah Benjamin Lewis’s brothers, John Benjamin. We share great-great-grandparents, therefore the Michelle is my 3rd cousin. I shared some of the photos I have of Sarah and John Benjamin’s parents with Michelle. Hubert was John Benjamin’s brother-in-law, which would make Hubert Michelle’s great-great uncle.
It would seem Hubert was generous with giving other family his art work, not just his children, as Michelle had five to share here. Michelle told me that she knew the art she inherited was created by a relative, but said she didn’t really know who H. Lewis was or the stories behind him until she found my website.
The first Smooth Stream is much like John and Kim Hundley’s On the Bank, as well as Dave Kennedy’s Running Stream once again.
More landscapes, as well.