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Anthony Benjamin (1931-2002) was born in Hampshire. He studied with Leger at his Paris studio in 1951 and then at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London where he was awarded the Silver Medal for Painting in 1955. In the following year he was awarded the French Government Fellowship for painting and printing and as a result studied with W.S.Hayter at Atelier 17. In 1960-61 Benjamin was warded the Italian Government Fellowship and he studied in Italy. From 1961-62 he lectured and taught art at many universities and colleges including several years in North America. Benjamin is regularly invited to exhibit his graphic work at Print Biennales and throughout 1972-73 his work toured Europe in the Krakow Prizewinners Exhibition. In 1977 Benjamin received a major award from the British Arts Council. He has had numerous one-man exhibitions throughout the world as well as a variety of group exhibitions and his work is in numerous public and private collections. Benjamin works on many visual levels and in various media - painting, sculpture and graphics. For him art cannot work unless the image strikes a receptive cord in the spectator; it cannot work in isolation.