John Beardman b. 1937

John Beardman began painting at the age of nineteen and has been a devout practitioner of "action painting" for over six decades. Inspired by Abstract Expressionist artists such as Willem de Kooning, Beardman uses a linear framework to add structure to his painterly marks and often collages directly onto his canvases, pushing the compositions into a sculptural realm. For much of his career, Beardman’s subject has been the natural landscape, particularly that of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia where the artist had his studio from 1992 to 2016.

Beardman was born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1937 and attended Oberlin College, Southern Illinois University and the Sorbonne in Paris. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at galleries throughout the United States and internationally. His work is represented in the collections of the Detroit Institue of Arts and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. The artist continues to live and work in Pennsylvania.

Auction Results John Beardman

JOHN  BEARDMAN, Untitled (Beard #7) | ragoarts.com

John Beardman

Untitled (Beard #7)

estimate: $200–300
result: $750
JOHN  BEARDMAN, Deep in the Heart | ragoarts.com

John Beardman

Deep in the Heart

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $625
JOHN  BEARDMAN, Untitled | ragoarts.com

John Beardman

Untitled

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $688
JOHN  BEARDMAN, Grey Night | ragoarts.com

John Beardman

Grey Night

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $2,860
JOHN  BEARDMAN, Untitled (two works) | ragoarts.com

John Beardman

Untitled (two works)

estimate: $800–1,200
result: $1,625
JOHN  BEARDMAN, Franicesa del Renini | ragoarts.com

John Beardman

Franicesa del Renini

estimate: $600–800
result: $576
JOHN  BEARDMAN, Petaloutha | ragoarts.com

John Beardman

Petaloutha

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $750
JOHN  BEARDMAN, Claude's Trickle | ragoarts.com

John Beardman

Claude's Trickle

estimate: $700–900
result: $910