Lex was born 1953 and currently lives in Napier. He has been published in 'Seen This Century, 100 Contemporay New Zealand Artists - A Collector's Guide' by Warwick Brown. Lex Benson-Cooper is best known for his paintings, and his work has developed a strong following in New Zealand and abroad. Lex graduated from the Fine Arts program at EIT in 1994. Lex has also had winning entries in the Mainland Art Awards, the Norsewear Art Awards and the Hawke’s Bay Review.