In my painting, which is done mostly outdoors, I like to move images around with an eye to color and movement.

I find fresh stimulus traveling around to various locations doing plein-aire painting.

I studied representational painting at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida from 1958 to 1960. Then studied abstract Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1960 to 1962.

Coming east in the mid sixties I studied painting with colorist Karl Knaths of Provincetown, Massachusetts for 4 years.

In 1969 I received a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center for two years. 

I have exhibited in several commercial galleries on Cape Cod, in Boston, Maine and Chicago.

 Bernie Beckman
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