Veronika Benoni enjoyed painting as a child, memories from her childhood including conversations with her Grandfather remain a strongest influence in her life. She graduated from the College of Arts in Leningrad and continued her studies in the USSR Academy of Arts.
During one of her summer vacations she met Ulian Benoni. Their interests coincided and they spent some time as silver-smiths, where jewellery pieces designed by Veronika and Ulian were bestsellers in Moscow and Leningrad jewellery stores. Later on they settled in Prague and Veronika began painting and selling pictures strongly influenced by old Prague itself with it’s fascinating streets and architecture.
In 1998 the Benoni’s established their school of graphics and painting. In the 2001 they opened in Mala Strana, Prague.
These days the Benoni School would refer to itself as “a concept of new artistic techniques of rendering the polydimensional reality on a flat picture surface”. The elliptical perspective method is meant to create for the viewer an illusion of being drawn inside the composition. The school apprentices directed by Benoni continue to develop the traditional trends of modern painting.
Veronika Benoni’s artwork can be found in private and public collections around the world.
She continues to live and work in Prague.