Edward Beckett, a symbolic expressionist, paints the unseen; he paints emotions and aspirations, giving form to these and the intertwined relationships of human existence. The artist has created a somewhat standardized and recognizable visual vocabulary to communicate the very real interconnectedness of living.

Beckett's mediums include printmaking, acrylic painting, iconography, and ceramics. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, he studied with June Kilgore at Marshall University in West Virginia. He then went on to complete his undergraduate work at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Edward Beckett's art has been showcased in solo exhibition on both West and East (North American) coasts as well as at The Works--a major summer art festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he was honored as a Guest Artist. The recipient of many awards, his work has been cited by art critic Peter Frank, and Frank Gettings, curator of prints at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, among others.

Gordon Fuglie, Director, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, points out that, "Beckett attempts in his paints and prints a reinvigoration of the 'marvelous', a notion that gave a charge to the early images of the Surrealists. He differs from them, however, in that rather than creating a new reality, he reckons directly with his time and place through symbols that embody the myriad possibilities and perplexities of communication."

Country of Origin: U. S. A.

Artist: Edward Beckett (American, 20th Century)

Title: Topsy Turvey

Medium: monotype in colors on wove paper.

Signed: © Edward Beckett in pencil along bottom edge, with gallery label to reverse.

Size: 16 by 24 inches (40.5 by 61 cm); Framed 25 by 32 1/2 inches.

Circa: 1993.

Condition: Not examined out of frame. No issues noted. Apparently good condition overall.

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"Topsy Turvy" - Symbolic Expressionism By Noted California Artist Edward Beckett, Monotype In Color on Wove Paper


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