Benjamin Britt, born in Windfall, North Carolina, attended Philadelphia’s Museum College of Art, Hussian School of Art, and the Arts Student League in New York City. Britt’s oil paintings and charcoal drawings, seen in some of the finest private collections in the country, range from strong symbolic African themes, charcoal drawings depicting neighborhood children, beautifully rendered portraits, to his widely acclaimed surrealist works. These works form a sense of balance, and space and present strong symbolic messages that cannot be ignored.
Laurel Wheeler Award Waring Award, Washington, D.C., 1971
Popular Purchase Award, 23rd Annual Awards, 1964
Popular Purchase Award, 17th Annual Awards, 1958
Atlanta University Collections, Best Figure Painting, 16th Annual Awards, 1957
Les Beaux Arts, First Prize Best Abstract, Vineland, New Jersey, Mayfair Merchants Award
Studio 5 Gallery, New York, NY
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Allen’s Lane Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
Wharton Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
Cheyney State Teachers College, Cheyney, PA
The Shaffer Gallery, Chafont, PA
The Collectors Gallery, Atlanta University, GA
SmithMason Gallery, Washington, D.C.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
October Gallery, Philadelphia, PA