Arthur was born in Rotterdam. He is a Dutch artist who specializes in depicting motor racing, Land-and-Water speed record-breaking scenes, abstract, Surreal and Science-Fantasy paintings. He resides outside of London, England.
Benjamins comes from a lineage of artists. His great grand uncle Jacob J. Arend’s work can be found in the museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. His grandfather created a new style of advertising that formed the bedrock of modern illustrative adverts. From an early age he was fascinated by motorcar racing and in the 70s he started painting Formula 1 cars in his own photo realism style.
In the early 80s, he received much publicity through many articles in motor racing magazines and has been featured on TV several times. Benjamins’ technique is different from other artists due to his preference for the far more tricky enamel paints over “traditional” paints. His interest in Land-and-Water Speed record breakers led him to the first of many book jacket covers. In his book Pilote Che Gente Enzo Ferrari included one of Arthur’s paintings.
Arthur exhibited his work in many countries until 2003 when he withdrew from exhibiting to concentrate on painting “Abstract” and “Surrealism” and to experiment with, what can only be described as a new genre, called “Abstract Iconography.” Arthur Benjamins accepts commission work.