Anton Benzon was born to a family of artists on 18 March 1944. Being the son of mother Elize Laidler, a watercolour artist and of father Johan Oldert, famous South African landscape artist, Benzon gives new meaning to the phrase “born to paint”.
Even though he didn’t have a strong relationship with his father, Oldert was the one who introduced Benzon to his best friend, the Italian artist, Titta Fascotti, who became his mentor and tutor. Anton Benzon implements his talent in landscape paintings using oil to capture the scenery of Natal and the Eastern Cape with his distinctive style of brushwork.
His work reflects a harmonious balance between style, composition and colour, brilliantly portraying the warmth and tranquillity of the South African landscape.