by RICHARD BEER Born 1928
Oil on canvas, 64cm x 77 cm, late 50’s/early 60’s.
Provenance: New Art Centre London. Vestigal label verso.
Richard Beer has a strong reputation as a great printmaker, his work landmarks great architectural and landscape views both in London and often abroad in Italy. He trained at the Slade and then in Paris, winning acclaim for his flexibility - designing for John Cranko at Covent Garden, teaching at Chelsea School of Art and founding a Printmakers Council.
He has worked with John Betjeman, London Transport and Christies Contemporary in producing elegant portfolios of architectural views, his painting is equally spare and elegant, adept at capturing the essence of place, and is regularly seen at the Royal Academy.