John Beeman

Fine Art


John paints in the tradition of the early European artists using oil paint on hand made traditional gesso panels. With an accomplished application of underpainting, tonal modelling and glazing combined with a unique perspective on his chosen subject, John produces beautiful work that combines character, atmosphere and luminosity that has resulted in a body of work of exceptional artistic merit.

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Gallery 1

Horses, Landscapes, Animals and Outback

Gallery 4

Weddings, Funerals, Law

Gallery 2

Dancing, Pairs, Groups, Cooking, Dining & Drinking, Functions

Gallery 5

Racing, Fishing, Sport, Cards

Gallery 3

Children, Mothers & Children, Women

Gallery 6

Art, Miscellaneous

About John

John Beeman was born in Sydney Australia on the 5th May 1926 the son of a Church of England minister and the youngest of eight children he grew up in Manly on Sydney's northern beaches. In 1945, after completing war service with the RAAF 102 squadron as an air gunner, he enrolled at Julian Ashton's art school where he studied painting and drawing under the tuition of Henry Gibbons. In 1949 John began working at the Australian Museum. In 1950 he received a private grant to attend London University to study painting and drawing at the Slade School of Fine Art, and art restoration and art material chemistry at the Courtauld Institute. During this period in London he received a Sigmund Goethe grant which alleviated some of the financial burden of the full time student and allowed him to concentrate on his studies. He also took the opportunity whilst at the Slade School to take courses in archaeology, a subject that related to his employment at the Museum. Read more...