Emmanuel Benador

Image of Emmanuel Benador, curator of the exhibit Picasso Printmaker

A third generation art dealer, Emmanuel Benador has been acquainted with the art world since birth. He studied printmaking for several years with the master printers of Saint- Prex, one of Europe’s foremost print shops practicing all print techniques and working with artists such as A. Flocon, the last surviving Bauhaus teacher. At the same time, he learned about art history and literature as a freelance between Geneva and Paris. After studying conservation methods for works on paper and framing, he joined Galerie Kornfeld, in Bern where he oversaw works from Dürer to Sam Francis as well as a many works on paper by Picasso.

He went on to create the works on paper department at Galerie Jacques Benador in Geneva. In 1989, he opened his own gallery, Emmanuel Benador Fine Arts, New York specializing in 19th and 20th century art in all mediums. He joined Jan Krugier Gallery as consultant in 1992.

Emmanuel is an active curator around the world and has written introductions for exhibitions and books on Picasso. In addition he has authored: Picasso: Printmaker: a perpetual Metamorphosis, a comprehensive survey of Picasso’s prints, Rembrandt & Picasso: Tales of lights and lines, a fictional philosophical dialogue between Rembrandt and Picasso and Closer to Nature: the Art of Gauguin and Picasso, exploring the influence of Gauguin in Picasso’s paintings and sculptures from 1901 to 1907, he also completed a story for children: Did you see the little dot ? Paul Klee: The Logistic of Sensation 1879-1940 a richly illustrated book of one of the most versatile artist of the XXth Century including unknown aspects through chronological arguments.