Fletcher Benton  (American, 1931) 

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Fletcher Benton Biography
1931   Born Jackson, OH
1953 - 1956   BFA: Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
1956   Moves to California
1959 - 1966   Teacher at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA
1966   Teacher at San Francisco Art Institute
1979   Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters
1980   President's Scholar Award California State University, San Jose, CA
1982   Award of Honor for Outstanding Achievement, San Francisco Art Commission
1967 - 1986   Teacher at California State University San José, CA
1993   Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Miami University, Oxford, OH
1994   Ohioana Library Award for a Meritorious Career that has added Luster and Distinction to the Heritage of the State and Nation, Columbus, Ohio
1994   Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Rio Grande University, OH
2008   Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ
 
Selected Museum Collections

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Anderson Collection, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
City of Offenbach, Germany
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Hartwood Acres Sculpture Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Kröller-Müller Museum and Sculpture Garden, Otterlo, the Netherlands
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase, NY
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, Hamilton, OH
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
San Jose State University Sculpture Garden, San Jose, CA
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB
Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford, CA
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
University of California, Irvine, CA
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Selected Exhibitions
2011   Alphabet, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
2009   Cool! Cool! Cool! Cool!, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago IL
2009   Cool! Cool! Cool! Cool!, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago IL
2008   SOFA CHICAGO 2008, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago IL
2008   Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2008   SOFA CHICAGO 2008, Jean Albano Gallery, ChicagoIL
2008   Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007   “The Circus Revisited,” Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
2007   “The Armory Show,” 7th Regiment Armory, New York, NY
2007   “An Architect Collects: Robert D. Kleinschmidt & a Lifetime of Fine Arts Acquisitions,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2007   “Made in California,” Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
2007   “The Circus Revisited,” Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA (solo)
2007   “An Architect Collects: Robert D. Kleinschmidt & a Lifetime of Fine Arts Acquisitions,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2007   “Made in California,” Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
2006   “Five Centuries of Art: The 11th Annual Los Angeles Art Show,” Santa Monica, CA
2006   “Art Karlsruhe,” Karlsruhe, Germany
2006   “Letters & Numbers,” Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (solo)
2006   “Five Centuries of Art: The 11th Annual Los Angeles Art Show,” Santa Monica, CA
2006   “Art Karlsruhe,” Karlsruhe, Germany
2006   “Letters & Numbers,” Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2005   “Drawings, Maquettes, & Models of Large-Scale Sculpture,” Tasende Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2005   “Paint on Metal,” Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2005   “Art 36 Basel,” Basel, Switzerland
2005   ‘Highlights: New Acquisitions,” John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005   “Drawings, Maquettes, & Models of Large-Scale Sculpture,” Tasende Gallery, West Hollywood, CA (solo)
2005   “Paint on Metal,” Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2005   “Art 36 Basel,” Basel, Switzerland
2005   ‘Highlights: New Acquisitions,” John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004   “The 179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art,” National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2004   “Dovetailing Art & Life: The Bennett Collection,” San Francisco Museum of Craft & Design, CA
2004   “The 179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art,” National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2004   “Dovetailing Art & Life: The Bennett Collection,” San Francisco Museum of Craft & Design, CA
2003   Navy Pier Walk, Chicago, IL
2003   “Beyond the Surface 2,” Art & Cultural Center at Fallbrook, CA
2003   “Art Cologne,” Cologne, Germany
2003   Navy Pier Walk, Chicago, IL
2003   “Beyond the Surface 2,” Art & Cultural Center at Fallbrook, CA
2003   “Art Cologne,” Cologne, Germany
2002   “Art Bodensee 2002: ‘San Francisco Bay Area’,” Kunstler aus Kalifornien, Dornbirn, Austria
2002   “On Ramps: Transitional Moments in California Art,” Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA
2002   Galerie B. Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany (solo)
2002   “Wired: Art that Moves,” Miami Art Museum, FL
2002   Navy Pier Walk, Chicago, IL
2002   “Art Bodensee 2002: ‘San Francisco Bay Area’,” Kunstler aus Kalifornien, Dornbirn, Austria
2002   “On Ramps: Transitional Moments in California Art,” Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA
2002   “Wired: Art that Moves,” Miami Art Museum, FL
2002   Galerie B. Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany
2001   Galerie B. Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany
2001   The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, NY
2001   Tasende Gallery, ADAA/The Art Show, New York, NY
2001   Tasende Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001   Tasende Gallery, LaJolla, CA
2001   "Art Chicago", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2001   “Spektrum Kunstlandschaft,” Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
2001   “Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
2001   “Welded! Sculpture of the 20th Century,” Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, NY
2001   “Chicago Collectors Select,” Absolute Vision V, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001   "Art Chicago", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2001   “Spektrum Kunstlandschaft,” Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
2001   “Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
2001   “Welded! Sculpture of the 20th Century,” Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, NY
2001   “Chicago Collectors Select,” Absolute Vision V, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001   Galerie B. Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany (solo)
2001   The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, NY (solo)
2000   Imago Gallery, Palm Springs, CA (solo)
2000   Chicago Collectors Select, Absolute Vision V, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000   Chicago Collectors Select, Absolute Vision V, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000   Imago Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
1999   Sheldon Museum, Lincoln, NE
1999   “Exhibition of ISC Collection II,” International Sculpture Center, Chicago, IL
1999   “The Museum Collects: Treasures of Twenty Years,” Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
1999   “The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair,” Grosvenor House, London
1999   “Exhibition of ISC Collection II,” International Sculpture Center, Chicago, IL
1999   “The Museum Collects: Treasures of Twenty Years,” Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
1999   “The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair,” Grosvenor House, London
1999   Sheldon Museum, Lincoln, NE (solo)
1998   Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1998   Tasende Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1998   Rive Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (solo)
1998   “Floating Forms,” Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
1998   “Floating Forms,” Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
1998   Tasende Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1998   Tasende Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1998   Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998   Rive Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997   Galerie Simonne Stern New Orleans, LA
1997   “Theater of Art,” Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997   Drawing Invitational, Galerie Simonne Stern New Orleans, LA
1997   Simone Stern Galerie, New Orleans, LA (solo)
1996   John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1996   Made in Ohio, Miami Art Museum Oxford, OH
1996   Klingspor Museum Offenbach, Germany
1995   Dorothy Goldeen Gallery Santa Monica, CA
1994   University of Rio Grande Rio Grande, OH
1993   Gothaer Kunstforum Cologne, Germany
1993   Table Sculpture, Andre Emmerich Gallery New York, NY
1992   American Artists in Jewelry, Elizabeth Michaels Gallery Washington, D.C.
1991   Florence-Santa Clara: Two Schools of Sculpture, Triton Museum Santa Clara, CA
1991   Sung Dam Fine Arts Seoul, Korea
1990   Picasso, Gravuren and Fletcher Benton Sculpturen, Einladung in das Mathias Spital Rheine, Germany
1989   John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1988   Dorothy Golden Gallery Santa Monica, CA
1987   Haasner Gallery Wiesbaden, Germany
1987   Harcus Gallery Boston, MA
1987   Arts Irvine 1987 Irvine, CA
1986   Laguna College of Art Laguna Beach, CA
1986   Thomas Babeor Gallery La Jolla, CA
1986   John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1985   Harcus Gallery Boston
1985   Fresno Arts Center Fresno, CA
1984   Yares Gallery Scottsdale, AZ
1984   Thomas Babeor Gallery La Jolla, CA
1984   Fresno Art Center Fresno, CA
1984   John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1982   San Jose Musuem of Art San Jose, CA
1981   John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1981   Yares Gallery Scottsdale, AZ
1981   Klingspor Museum Offenbach, Germany
1980   California State University San Jose, CA
1980   John Berggruen Gallery San Francsico, CA
1980   Suermont- Ludwig Museum Aachen, Germany
1980   University Art Museum, Miami University Oxford, OH
1980   Milwaukee Art Center Milwaukee, WI
1980   Oakland Musuem Oakland, CA
1980   Muscatine Art Center Muscatine, IA
1980   Newport Harbor Museum Newport Beach, IA
1980   Portland Art Museum Portland, OR
1979   American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters New York, NY
1979   The Art Club of Chicago Chicago, IL
1979   Grossman College El Cajon, CA
1978   Tortue Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1978   San Jose Museum of Art San Jose, CA
1977   University Art Gallery, Cal. State University Fresno, CA
1975   de Saisset Museum, Univeristy of Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
1975   Gallery Smith - Anderson San Francisco, CA
1973   Galeria Bonino, Ltd. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1973   Phoenix Museum of Art Phoenix, AZ
1973   University Art Museum Davis, CA
1972   La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla, CA
1972   Esther Robles Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1972   Landry - Bonino Gallery, Ltd. New York, NY
1971   The Stanford University Art Museum Stanford, CA
1970   San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA
1970   Albright - Knox Museum Buffalo, NY
1970   Berkeley Art Center Berkeley, CA
1970   Estudio Actual Caracas, Venezuela
1970   London Arts Gallery Detroit, MI
1970   University Art Gallery Chico, CA
1970   Reed College Portland, OR
1970   Galeria Bonino Buenos Aires, Argentina
1969   Galerie Francoise Mayer Brussels, Belgium
1969   Galeria Bonino New York, NY
1968   Humboldt State College Arcata, CA
1968   Galeria Bonino, Ltd. NEw York, NY
1968   Galeria Bonino, Ltd. New York, NY
1967   San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA
1967   Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
1967   Esther Robles Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1966   Hansen Gallery San Francisco,CA
1966   Esther Robles Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1965   San Francisco Museum of Art San Francisco, CA
1962   Ditenfass Gallery New York, NY
1961   California Palace of the Legion of Honor San Francisco, CA
1961   Gump's Gallery San Francisco, CA
Literature
2009   Ratcliff, Carter, Chattopadhyay Collette, and Leisegang, Jolei. "Fletcher Benton: An American Artist." New York: Hudson Hills
2009   Selz, Peter, Chattopadhyay Collette, Ghirardo Diane. "Fletcher Benton: The Kinetic Years." New York: Hudson Hills
2003   Ratcliff, Carter, and David Finn. "Fletcher Benton." New York: Ruder-Finn Press
2001   Neubert, George, Peter Selz, Gerhard Kohlberg, and Phyllis Tuchman. "The New Constructivism of Fletcher Benton." Lausanne: Editions Acatos
1991   Lucie-Smith, Edward, and Paul Karlstrom. "Fletcher Benton." New York: Harry N. Abrams

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