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Photograph of Artist MARTIN BECK
MARTIN BECK
Lexington, Kentucky - United States



, Jc Back On Black, Figurative, $1,134
, P3 8 22 2016, Figurative, $1,134
, Figure With Comforter And, Figurative, $1,418

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Artist Statement

Martin Beck is a noted artist who received two New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships (1994, 2000). Beck received a BFA from SUNY Buffalo in 1986 and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992. Martin Beck's solo exhibitions include the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ; and the Birke Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV. Group exhibitions include 27 Curators, Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; La Linea Dibujos Contemporaneos, Museo de Art Moderno de la Republica Dominica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Figure and Symbol, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY; and X-Sightings, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY. His exhibitions have been reviewed in ArtPapers, The New York Times, and have also been featured in American Artist, (July 1999). Martin Beck, known for his panoramic paintings of suburban middle-class white culture, has completed a new series of pastel drawings on black paper that are a departure from earlier works – they are both darker and more emotive. Where earlier paintings might be considered black comedies, these are smaller, more intimate works, tightly wrought with an eerie, dreamlike quality. Unlike Beck’s earlier compositions, his new works possess an overriding psychological subject matter and lay bare the depths of tormented, even pathological, characters. ...

Original Artworks (14)

Martin Beck; Gestures, August, 2016, Original Pastel, 44.5 x 30 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2016
44.5 x 30 inches (113.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Martin Beck; Figures 3 19 16, 2016, Original Pastel, 30 x 22 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2016
30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
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Martin Beck; Figure, 2016, Original Pastel, 22 x 30 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2016
22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm)
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Martin Beck; 8 4 2016, 2016, Original Pastel, 30 x 44.5 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2016
30 x 44.5 inches (76.2 x 113.0 cm)
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Martin Beck; JC Back on Black, 2016, Original Pastel, 25 x 22 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2016
25 x 22 inches (63.5 x 55.9 cm)
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Martin Beck; P3 8 22 2016, 2016, Original Pastel, 30 x 22 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2016
30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
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Martin Beck; Figure With Comforter and..., 2016, Original Pastel, 40.5 x 30 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2016
40.5 x 30 inches (102.9 x 76.2 cm)
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Martin Beck; 7 21 2016, 2016, Original Pastel, 44.5 x 30 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2016
44.5 x 30 inches (113.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Martin Beck; Workout, 2016, Original Pastel, 40 x 26 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2016
40 x 26 inches (101.6 x 66.0 cm)
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Martin Beck; Allegorical Drawing 2, 2010, Original Drawing Pencil, 38 x 22 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Pencil Drawing, 2010
38 x 22 inches (96.5 x 55.9 cm)
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Martin Beck; Allegorical Drawing 1, 2010, Original Drawing Pencil, 24 x 24 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Pencil Drawing, 2010
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Martin Beck; Ambassadors LC, 2009, Original Painting Oil, 76 x 50 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Oil Painting, 2009
76 x 50 inches (193.0 x 127.0 cm)
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Martin Beck; Big Allegorical Drawing, 2010, Original Drawing Other, 38 x 50 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Other Drawing, 2010
38 x 50 inches (96.5 x 127.0 cm)
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Martin Beck; 144 The Child Learns, 2011, Original Drawing Other, 50 x 38 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Other Drawing, 2011
50 x 38 inches (127.0 x 96.5 cm)
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