Fred Bendheim was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1956. As a teen-ager, he apprenticed with the modernist painter, Philip Curtis. Fred attended the University of California, Davis, and graduated from Pomona College, with a B.A. cum laude. He has lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY since 1983, maintaining a studio in Sunset Park. He is a teaching artist at The Art Student’s League, and other schools in NYC. Both a painter and sculptor, Fred has had numerous one-person shows, and his works are in collections world-wide: The Museum of Arts and Design, The Montclair Art Museum, The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Costa Rica, The Neiman-Marcus Collection, and others. 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. His past art has taken the form of large room-sized installations, outdoor billboards with children's art, sculptures, and fountains made with many materials, as well as mural-sized drawings. He has written numerous articles about art for the British journal, The Lancet. His art has taken him throughout the world, including several artist residences in Costa Rica and Berlin, Germany.