Artist: Richard Beer (1928-2006), signed, titled and numbered in pencil
Title and date: West Pier, Brighton, 1971
Size of picture: 46.4 x 64.5 cm
Description: a limited edition lithograph portraying the now derelict pier, numbered 15 of 150, unframed and rolled in perfect condition.
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Born in London, Richard Beer studied at the Slade School between 1945 and 1950 then worked under Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris. In 1955, he designed the sets and costumes for Cranko’s ‘The Lady and the Fool’ at Covent Garden and subsequently worked for him in Stuttgart. He taught print-making at the Chelsea School of Art and is a founder member of the Printmakers Council. His works, which are mainly architectural and landscape, capture the feeling and atmosphere of the places he visits. In 1970 he collaborated with John Betjeman to produce ‘Ten Wren Churches’, a portfolio of prints and essays, and London Transport commissioned him to design a poster on Hawksmere buildings. Richard Beer has had many one-man exhibitions, he exhibits regularly at the Royal Academy and travels widely every summer, usually in Italy.