Fred Bendheim was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1956. As a teenager, he apprenticed with the modernist painter, Phillip Curtis. He attended the University of California, Davis, and graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. cum laude in art. He has lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY since 1983.Fred is both a painter and sculptor. He has had numerous one-person shows and his works are in collections world-wide. His sculpture commissions include two fountain/sculptures for Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. His painting commissions have been for some of the finest buildings in the world. As well as painting, he has made: drawings, prints, collages, sculpture, and illustrations for a children?s book based on William Blake?s The Tygre.He has written numerous articles about art for the British journal The Lancet. He is a teaching artist at The Art Student?s League in NYC. His art has taken him throughout the world, including several artist residences in Costa Rica. Simply working in his studio everyday has been his greatest adventure.