oil on canvas
227 x 366cm
Private collection, Melbourne
Joel Fine Art, Melbourne, 26 March 2007, lot 58 (label verso)
Private Collection, Sydney
Born in Melbourne in 1971, Jason Benjamin spent his childhood in the USA and Mexico, before moving to Sydney for high school. At 16 he received a scholarship to study art at The Stony Brook School and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, exhibiting his first group show in downtown Manhattan in 1989. He returned to Australia in the 1990’s.Benjamin went on to win the Mosman Art Prizes in 1993, 1994 and 1996 and painted portraits of musicians Paul Kelly and Tim Rogers in Archibald Prize entries. Benjamin work has been exhibited in the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Parliament House Collection and in over 40 solo shows globally.Benjamin was an Archibald Prize finalist multiple times and won the Packing Room Prize in 2005 for his painting of late actor Bill Hunter. He is considered one of Australia’s more significant landscape painters of the late 20th, early 21st century.