To coincide with the May Issue of
THE WORLD OF INTERIORS
featuring the artist’s house and studio
CLICK HERE to read the article, reproduced by kind permission of the World of Interiors
CLICK HERE to read an article on the exhibition published in the On The Hill magazine
Private View Tuesday 26th April 6 – 9 pm
NOTE: Nothing will be sold before the exhibition opens at 6pm on Tuesday 26th April.
Richard Beer has a big romance for Abroad, especially when it is Abroad as evoked by Frank Matcham in Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom or the wonderful Barocco dilapidations of Southern Europe. One still senses the thrill with which a boy whose teenage years had been coloured by the War hit Paris after 5 years at the Slade with a French Government Scholarship to study at Stanley Hayters Atelier 17. At the Slade he had studied stage design with Polunin before moving to the paintings school where he found the part-time teachers, Lucien Freud, Graham Sutherland and Keith Vaughan inspirational. So the disciplines of printmaking added to an already developing character as an artist. He loves architecture; domestic, grand, idiosyncratic. Small figures sometimes bring humorous justification to the scene but actually they often aren’t needed. The scenery is good enough to tell the story on it’s own.
1928: Richard Beer born
1945-50: Slade School of Art
1950: Paris (French Government Scholarship to Ecole des Beaux Arts and Hayter’s Atelier 17).
1955: First designed sets for the Royal Opera House (Cranko’s Lady and the Fool) and ballets for Deutsche Oper, Berlin and Staatsteater, Stuttgart.
The artist has published numerous prints, exhibited widely and has works in many great collections. He has taught at the Slade, the British School in Rome and at Chelsea school of Art.