Richard Beer (1928-2017) - Signed Etching, Santa Maria della Salute
DescriptionA large etching of the Santa Maria della Salute in Venice by the well listed artist Richard beer. Limited edition 4/70. Signed and inscribed in pencil to the lower margin. Signed. On wove.
Overall age toning present. Wear to margins of page, but main image is unaffected.
62.7 x 39.8cm (24.7" x 15.7")Sheet: 76.9 x 56.2cm (30.3" x 22.1") Plate: 64.5 x 42.5cm (25.4" x 16.7")
Painter and printmaker who studied at the Slade School of Art, 1945-50, under Vladimir Polunin who taught stage design. Though Beer turned to painting, his sense of spectacle informed his choice of subject and he continued to work in the theatre during the 1950’s. Moved to Paris to study first at the École des Beaux-Arts and then at Stanley Hayter's Atelier 17 where he learn the art of printmaking. He returned to London but made regular visits to the Continent to find subjects to paint. In 1955 Beer designed sets for the Royal Opera House (Cranko’s Lady and the Fool) and ballets for Deutsche Oper, Berlin and Staatsteater, Stuttgart.
His first solo exhibition was held at the Arthur Jeffress Gallery, London. His more recent exhibitions include one at Sally Hunter Fine Art, 1990. He has also exhibited at the RA, Parkin Gallery, also designed for the ballet. Beer taught at Chelsea School of Art and his work is in the collection of the V&A, GAC, Museums Sheffield and Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, New York. Richard Beer was a founder of the Printmakers Council and taught at the Slade, the British School at Rome and at Chelsea School of Art and in 2016 his work comprising oils and prints were shown at Abbott and Holder.
|Artist||Richard Beer (1928-2017)|
|Date||Mid 20th Century|
|Dimensions||62.7 x 39.8cm|
|Subject||Architecture & Cityscapes|
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