Fletcher Benton

Born 1931 Jackson, Ohio. Currently lives and maintains a studio in San Francisco, CA.

1956 BFA, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Awards and Honors

1979 Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
1980 President's Scholar Award, California State University, San Jose
1982 Award of Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Sculpture, San Francisco Arts Commission
1993 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
1994 Ohioana Career Award, Ohioana Library Association, Columbus
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio
2008 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture, International Sculpture Center
2012 Distinguished Arts Alumni Award, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio


1959 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland
1966-67 San Francisco Art Institute
1967-86 California State University, San Jose

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1961 California Place of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
1965 San Francisco Museum of Art
1967 Sonoma State College, Rohnert Park, California
San Francisco Art Institute
1968 Humboldt State College, Arcata, California
1969 Milwaukee Art Center, Wisconsin
1970 San Francisco Museum of Art
California State University, Ohico
Berkeley Arts Center, Berkeley, California
Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Estudio Actual, Caracas, Venezuela
1971 Stanford University Museum of Art, California
1972 La Jolla Museum of Art, California
1973 Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
University of California, Davis
1975 deSaisset Art Gallery and Museum, University of Santa Clara, California
1977 Fresno State University Gallery, California
1978 San Jose Museum of Art, California
1979 Art Club of Chicago
Crossmont College, El Cajon, California
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
1980 San Jose State University, California
Oakland Museum, California
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio
Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany
Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, Iowa
Milwaukee Art Center, Wisconsin
1981 Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany
1982 San Jose Museum of Art, California
1985 Fresno Arts Center, California
1986 California International Arts Foundation, Los Angeles
Laguna College of Art, Laguna Beach, California
Transamerica Redwood Park, San Francisco
1993 Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio
Gothaer Kunstforum, Cologne
1994 University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio
1996 Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany
1997 Frankfurt Art Fair, Germany
1999 Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Strategic Air Command Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
2000 Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California
2001 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York
2002 San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
2004 Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California
2005 Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California
2006 Palo Alto City Hall, California
2007 Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
“The Circus Revisited”, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
2008 Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
Jean Albano Art Gallery, Chicago
Galerie B. Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany
SNZ Galerie, Wiesbaben, Germany
2009 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
2010 Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
Smith-Anderson Editions, Palo Alto, CA
KANEKO- Open Space for Your Mind, Omaha, Nebraska
2011 The Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin
Galerie B. Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany

Selected Collections & Commissions

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, California Palace of the
Legion Of Honor, San Francisco, California
Agder College, Kristiansand, Norway
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
American Republic Company, Des Moines, Iowa
Anderson Collection, University of California, Los Angeles
Banque Lambert, Brussels
Berkus Outdoor Collection, Santa Barbara, California
Bishop Ranch, San Ramon, California
Capital Research, Los Angeles
Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles
City of Offenbach, Germany
Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, California
Columbia Savings and Loan, Beverly Hills, California
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
De Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California
Denver Art Museum, Colorado
Eunji Corporation, Seoul
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
First National Bank, Dallas
First National Bank of Ohio, Columbus
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey
Guggenheim, Las Vegas, Nevada
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Hare, Brewer and Kelly, Mountain View, California
Hartwood Acres Sculpture Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hibernia Bank, San Francisco
Highland Court, Orange, California
Hilton Hotels, Seoul, Korea
Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Hughes Aircraft Company, Sunnyvale, California
IBM Corp., Boca Raton, Florida
IBM Corp., Los Angeles, California
IBM Corp., New York, New York
IBM Corp., San Jose, California
Kleinewefers, Krefeld, Germany
Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany
Koll Company, San Jose, California
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign
Kröller – Müller Museum and Sculpture Garden, Otterlo, the Netherlands
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Miami University Sculpture Garden, Oxford, Ohio
Milwaukee Art Center, Wisconsin
Mirabella Corporation, Los Angeles
Modernes Köln, Germany
Morgan Guaranty Trust, Euroclear Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium
Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco, California
Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, University of California
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
National Bank of Commerce, Lincoln, Nebraska
Neiman Marcus Group, Dallas, Texas
Nestle USA Inc, Glendale, California
Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Orbanco Corporation, Portland, Oregon
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, Newport Beach, California
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
John Portman Collection, San Francisco, California
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Prudential Life and Casualty, Merrillville, Indiana
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, Hamilton, Ohio
Nelson Rockefeller Collection, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
San Jose State University Sculpture Garden, San Jose, California
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Singer Company, New York
Smalley Sculpture Garden, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, California
Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford, California
Stanley Associates, Muscatine, Iowa
Summa Corporation, Las Vegas, Nevada
Taubman Corporation, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Taubman Corporation, Fair Oaks, Virginia
Taubman Corporation, Reno, Nevada
Thurman Arnold Building, Washington D.C.
Trizec, Western Inc., Los Angeles, California
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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