Anthony Benjamin was born in England in 1931. He began his study at Southall Technical College in 1947 as an engineering draughtsman and was accepted into Regent Street Polytechnic, now known as the University of Westminster (1950–1954). After his first year at Regent Street, Benjamin travelled to Paris and studied for three months with Fernand Léger (1951). After graduating, while working and travelling between St. Ives and Paris, he was awarded a one-year French Government Fellowship for painting and printmaking, studying at Atelier 17 with WS Hayter in Paris (1958–1959). Following his time with WS Hayter, he was awarded an Italian Government Fellowship in Anticoli Corrado near Rome (1960–1961). Between 1961 and 1973 Benjamin lectured and taught in the United Kingdom (Ealing, Ipswich, Winchester, Ravensbourne, Colchester, and St. Martin’s School of Art), in the United States (California State College) and in Canada (University of Calgary and York University). He returned to London in 1974 and in 1986 moved to Norfolk. Benjamin was a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) and continued to progress his work and show regularly. He died in London on 17 February 2002.