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Barton Lidice Beneš
Barton Lidice Beneš was born in Westwood, New Jersey, 1942, and studied at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (New York), in 1960-61. He received two Invited Printmaker grants from the Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, and the Vorhees Grant for Printmaking, Rutgers University, New Jersey, among others.
Since the late sixties, Barton participated in over 200 group exhibitions throughout the United States, as well as in France, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Hong Kong, Norway, the Czech Republic, Finland, Portugual, Brazil, England and South Africa. His more than 60 solo exhibitions include the University of Iowa Museum of Art, the Center for Contemporary Art, New Orleans, the Boras, Konstmuseum, Boras, Sweden, as well as numerous gallery shows in New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles in the United States, and other countries such as Portugual, Sweden and the Netherlands.
His work is in several collections including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the National Museum of American Art (Washington, D.C.), the Agnelli Collection (Turin, Italy) and the Biblioteque Nationale (Paris, France), among others.
Until his death in 2012, he lived and worked in New York City.
Used by Barton Lidice Benes to store and organise his acquired artefacts, which are then added in his 'museum' pieces. Photograph by Paul Sendziuk, 2008.