Robert Benjamin / Virtual Gallery Western Graphics Workshop, Inc.

 

Arriving in New Mexico in fall of 1971, Bob worked as a graphic designer and illustrator, continuing to develop his stylistic approach. He worked briefly in a frame shop, receiving framing services in lieu of pay. In 1976, Bob began working under the direction of Master Printer, Ben Q. Adams, at Western Graphics Workshop, Inc. He assisted many notable artists in preparing their drawings for printing. At this same time, he printed a number of his own lithographs. Bob's fine art prints sold widely throughout the United States to institutions and private collectors alike.

Many of Bob Benjamin's lithographs are in the permanent collections of museums. A national traveling exhibit, "Lithography in New Mexico", the Museum of New Mexico featured one of his prints. Bob's lithographs in the permanent collections of the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; the Roswell, Museum and Art Center; and the Navajo Tribal Museum, Window Rock, Arizona. He is represented in the collections of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the University of New Mexico Medical Center Cancer Research and Treatment Facility, Albuquerque, the Smithsonian Institution National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington D.C., The Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque and other public and private collections.

 

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