Aaron Lee Benson


Aaron Lee Benson is Chairman and Professor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He works mainly in clay, producing large scale architectural forms as well as figurative, narrative monoliths.

He received a BFA, BS in Art Education and his MFA in Sculpture/Ceramics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Brown Benson and they have four children: Aaron Tennessee, Mary Elizabeth, Zachariah Chyanne and Sarah Blessing and two grandchildren Reese Jane and Cora Willow. They make their home in Jackson, where Lee maintains two studios.

Lee's work is widely shown throughout the south and northeast including Key West Sculpture Park, Fredonia Sculpture Project at SUNY in Fredonia NY, Northshore Sculpture Park in Chicago IL, University of Notre Dame, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt, The Louise Jones Brown Gallery, Duke University, MOBIA Museum in NYC, University of Arkansas and The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has won several public works commissions including works for the Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, The State of Alabama and the city of Rome, Georgia.

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