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Artist:        Frank Beanland (1936-2019)

Date:          1990s

Medium:   Oil on board

Size:           130cm x 130cm

Details:     Rare, large painting

Abstract landscape by Frank Beanland (1936-2019)

£2,400.00 Regular Price
£1,920.00Sale Price
  • A very large and powerful abstract by British painter, Frank Beanland.


    Frank Beanland worked prolifically but rarely on this scale. This large piece measures 130cm x 130cm and is subsequently a rare and desirable piece. The painting weaves a sandy peach and blue colour scheme through an abstracted landscape.

    Housed in the artist’s, original wood trim frame and dating from the late 20th century.



    Frank Beanland was born in 1936 at Bridlington in Yorkshire. He attended Hull College of Art from 1952 to 1957 and, after two years of National Service, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, from 1959 to 1961. Beanland won a scholarship to continue his studies in Stockholm before returning to live in Cornwall, for many years a major centre of abstract art in England. In 1962, Beanland was invited by a fellow Slade student to join a number of other artists in Porthleven and paint by the harbour. They exhibited under the banner of the 'Porthleven Group'.

    It was during this formative period in Porthleven that Beanland became an abstract painter. Previously he had been making sculptural, monumental landscapes using a palette knife, but here, perhaps unconsciously influenced by the proximity of the pebbles on the beach, his images began to fragment. Putting down mark upon mark, layer upon layer he reformulated space on the surface of his paintings.

    As a result, Beanland achieved his first two one-man shows in 1963 and 1965, both held at the Drian Gallery, London. In 1964 he took up a teaching post at Swansea College of Art.

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