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Fletcher Benton

Fletcher Benton is well-known for his geometric metal sculptures. His sculpture often defies gravity with welded shapes perched seemingly precariously atop each other. His choice of materials reflects his concern with the unique color, tonality and rich luster inherent in metals. The simplicity of each shape abstractly reveal forms of nature, geometry and human activity. Fletcher Benton lives and works in San Francisco, California.

Mediums: No specialty noted.

Contact Information

Fletcher Benton Studio 250 Dore Street San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

For more information, visit the artist's website at http://www.fletcherbenton.com/.






Art Pieces

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Steel Watercolor Blue Arc , 2011

by Fletcher Benton

 

Mediums: Steel, Paint

Location: Mid-Town; UNMC Campus, 519 S. 40th Plaza Circle It is south of the Harold M. and Beverly Maurer Center for Public Health on the student plaza

Owner: Owned by the International Sculpture Center, on loan from Kaneko

Additional Information: Fletcher Benton’s fascination with letters and numbers became the inspiration for a major series of work that began in the 1970’s. Benton’s stunning variations on familiar themes present a wealth of possibilities, invention worthy of a great composer. Fletcher Benton was recognized in 2008 by the International Sculpture Center with a Lifetime Achievement Award.


The Letter Q , 2011

by Fletcher Benton

 

Mediums: Steel, Paint

Location: Mid-Town; UNMC Campus, 519 S. 40th Plaza Circle It is south of the Harold M. and Beverly Maurer Center for Public Health on the student plaza

Owner: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Series: Fletcher Benton The Alphabet

Additional Information: This piece was donated to UNMC by Fred and Eve Simon. Fletcher Benton is well known for his large metal sculptures, many of which seem to defy gravity in their precariously balanced forms. At the same time, his early career as a commercial sign painter led him to an appreciation for the purity of the Roman alphabet and inspired him to create his own set of letters and numbers. These pieces can be found across the country.


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