Anthony Benjamin




Anthony Benjamin FRSA, RE (1931-2002) was an English painter, sculptor and printmaker. Referred to as a 'polymathic artist' by critic Rosemary Simmons, he began his study at Southall Technical College in 1947 as an engineering draftsman and was accepted into Regent Street Polytechnic, now known as the University of Westminster.

After only one year of school, he travelled to Paris and studied for three months with a modern French artist, sculptor and filmmaker, Fernand Léger. He continued his studies in Paris after graduation, having won a one-year scholarship for painting and printmaking. Benjamin taught and lectured at schools in England, the U.S., in Calgary and at York University in Toronto. He was an artist that worked in many media including painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture in wood metal and perspex.

He returned to London and moved to the country in Norfolk in the mid-1980s. Benjamin was a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and his work can be found in multiple public and private collections.