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Donald Beal
Provincetown, Massachusetts


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My paintings are the result of decades of working in the landscape, a lifetime of looking at pictures of all sorts, and memory. The memory aspect is odd, and I don’t actively seek it out. The process is an improvisational one. Each mark made suggests another, and then another, on and on until I have wiped, scraped, and re-painted my way to the dogs, trees, brooks, and flowers that populate these paintings. I’m done when the pictures have found a freestanding meaning or poetry that I am unable to improve. My hope is to make paintings that give voice to experiences that are outside the literal descriptions of words and ideas.



born: 1959, Syracuse, New York


Parsons School of Design, NYC, MFA, 1983
Swain School of Design, (New Bedford MA) BFA,1981,

selected awards/honors

Provincetown Cultural Council Grant, 2000
Yale Summer School of Music and Art Fellowship, 1980

selected publications

NUDE, International juried exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH, 2012
100 Artists of New England, Schiffer Publishing, Ashley Rooney, 2011
Out of Chaos, Form Blooms, Cape Cod View Magazine, Andre Van Der Wende, 2005
Locating a Landscape, Provincetwon Arts Magazine, Maura Coughlin, 2001

selected solo or two-person exhibits

"Donald Beal and Anthony Fisher: Paintings and Drawings", Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2012
Solo Exhibition, The Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2010
Donald Beal, Locating a Landscape", Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA, 2004
Donald Beal, "Recent Paintings", Prince Street Gallery, New York City, NY, 2003

selected group shows

Unit One Gallery: Drawing and Drawings, Beijing, China, 2012
Manifest Gallery: NUDE, Cincinnati, OH, 2012
ARTWORKS!: New England Exhibition, New Bedford, MA, 2012
Traveling Group Exhibition: "East Meets Midwest: New Visions of Figurative Painting", Venues include The Beverly Art Center, Chicago ILL, Hoffman-LaChance Contemporary, St. Louis,MI, Westbeth Gallery, NYC, NY, Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 2010



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