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Benton Peugh received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting from the University of Kansas in 1969. The following year he attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey where he received his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture in 1971.
In 1969 Benton's work appeared in a number of group shows in the Kansas City/St. Louis, MO area and since that time his art has been featured in over three dozen group and solo exhibitions. Numbered among them are the following featured exhibitions:
Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 2002
Karen Casey Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, 1995
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ, 1991/92
Amos Enos Gallery, New Yor City, NY, 1974
Art Resources Center, Whitney Museum, NYC, 1971
Douglas Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ , 1971
Benton's work has received widespread recognition in articles and reviews as follows:
Java November 1998, "Baubles, Building Blocks and Beads"
Tucson Daily May 1998, Exhibition Review
Tucson Citizen July 1995, "A Rambunctious Hodgepodge"
Arizona Republic February 17, 2002, "Gloom and Bloom"
The following are several selected collections in which Benton Peugh's work appears:
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Seibu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan
Paramount Hotel, Portland, OR
The Nordstrom collection, Seattle, WA and nationwide
Mark Twain Bankshares Corp., New York City, NY
City of Wichita, Wichita, KS
Procodyne Corp, New Brunswick, NJ