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Richard Beer (1928-2017) - Contemporary Watercolour, Italian Countryside Scene

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Description

An accomplished watercolour painting with pen and ink by the artist Richard Beer. The scene depicts an Italian countryside view, with a villa. Signed in graphite to the lower right-hand corner. Well-presented in a cream card mount and in a speckled, gilt-effect frame. On watercolour paper.

Condition

In fine condition overall, with small scuffs to the frame.

Size

41.5 x 36.2cm (16.3" x 14.3")
Framed Size: 59 x 52.4cm (23.2" x 20.6")

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Artist Biography

Richard Beer was a 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.

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Code qt046
Artist Richard Beer (1928-2017)
Date Contemporary
Dimensions 41.5 x 36.2cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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