Fletcher Benton Bio

Fletcher Benton: 1931-2019

Fletcher Benton was born in 1931 in Jackson, Ohio, USA and is best known for his large abstract metal sculptures.

Benton’s work is found in the collections of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo New York, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum of California, Berkeley Art Museum, California, Stanford University Museum of Art, California, University of California, Los Angeles, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey, Laumier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, The Berlin Collection, Germany, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany, Morgan Guaranty Trust, Brussels, Belgium, Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands, Eunji, Seoul, South Korea, and many other prominent venues.  He has had numerous solo exhibitions and completed many major commissions in the United States, Asia and Europe.


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 Award, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, New Jersey

2012   Distinguished Artist Alumni Award, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

            and Letters, New York