Painting of a man by Martin Benson

Code: P69

A collection of paintings by actor and artist Martin Benson.

Martin Benson was best known as an actor who appeared in many well-known films, such as Cleopatra, Goldfinger, The King and I, The Omen, and many more. In addition to his screen and TV career he also appeared on stage, including playing The King and the Kralahome in the original stage production of The King and I at Drury Lane Theatre, London. He was also a producer of films running his own production company.

As an artist he was known for painting many celebrities, held several exhibitions and exhibited at The Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition on several occasions. The artwork had been originally consigned by his daughter.

Lovely portrait of a man wearing a jacket excuding bold colours and a great expression. We are also quite taken with the suited man in the background.

Condition: Notwithstanding that two sides of the frame have remanence of cellotape attached and gaps to corners, the painting itself is in good condition.

20th Century.

Dimensions: H:63cm W:63cm D:4cm