8.13.29 The Low Lands. Canadian citizen since 1966.
Start of Career
Began painting in a sanatorium in the Netherlands during long bout with tuberculosis, 1952
Watercolor, acrylic, oils, Chinese ink, pastel, now experimenting with tablet Apps
Paris, Mexico City, Toronto (5), Vancouver, Amsterdam, Banff, Victoria
Montreal, Toronto, New York, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Amsterdam, Victoria
35mm film "H - A" by Julius Kohanyi based on "The Organiverse Portfolio", shown at film festivals in Berlin, Moscow, Tokyo, Chicago. Also shown at the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto.
Banff School of Fine Arts; OSA 94th annual exhibition, Toronto; Canada Council; Ontario Arts Council grants
Represented in many private collections and over 50 major corporate and public collections in Canada, Mexico, the USA and Europe
Member, International Circumnavigators Club
International Year of Astronomy 2009
"From Earth to the Universe", included both the ORGANIVERSE Original and Starry Night editions. van Bentum wishes to express appreciation to Garry Sedun for the FETTU exhibit production, and to Joe Carr for the Vimeo page. And to the volunteers of RASC Victoria Centre (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada).
"COLORING SPACE" Chandra X-Ray Center, a project in collaboration featuring the ORGANIVERSE Starry Night edition. Requires Flash and high-speed Internet to view, has slow 30-second introducton chandra.harvard.edu/art/color
For more about COLORING SPACE visit Henri van Bentum's blog (enter in Search box "Organiverse")
International Year of Light 2015
van Bentum has written a children's story about Colour to mark the International Year of Light 2015.
"Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond" by Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke was published worldwide in Oct 2015. Included in the book is a reproduction of van Bentum's "LIght Sprang Forth", an acrylic on canvas created in 1964.