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international painting annual 4 exhibition-in-print
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Donald Beal
Provincetown, Massachusetts

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My way of working has become 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, MFA

Swain School of Design, BFA


selected awards/honors

Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Fellowship Grant, 2013

Provincetown Cultural Council Grant, 2000


selected publications

Donald Beal; Beech Forest, A Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, A Gallery Press

2013 INDA-8 (International New Drawing Annual-8th edition), Published by Manifest Gallery

Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, Schiffer Publishing, Deborah Forman,

Spring 2013 INPA-3 (International New Painting Annual-3rd edition), Published by Manifest Gallery


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Beech Forest, Donald Beal, A Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 2013

Florals, Donald Beal, A Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 2013

Paintings and Drawings, Donald Beal and Anthony Fisher Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2012

Donald Beal, Museum School of PAAM, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 2011


selected group shows

Magnitude 7, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013

Making Marks, Marking Time, Higgins Art Gallery, Barnstable, Massachusetts, 2012

Social Networks,Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012

Drawing and Drawings, Unit One Gallery, Beijing, China, 2012



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