Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art

Frank Beanland

Frank Beanland (b.1936)

Born: Bridlington, Yorkshire

Studied: Slade School of Fine Art 1959-61, Hull College of Art 1952-57

Lived in Cornwall: 1962-4

Moved to East Anglia: 1966

Won a Boise Scholarship and studied in Stockholm 1962
Lectured at Swansea College of Art 1964-5
Resident at Michael Karolyi Memorial Foundation Vence 1965-6
Artist-in-resident, Centre Artistique de Rencontres Internationales, Nice 1973


Solo exhibitions:

The Porthleven Paintings, Belgrave Gallery, St Ives
Belgrave Gallery, London

2004John Stevens Fine Art, Hadleigh, Suffolk
Neptune Gallery, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

21st Century Gallery, Bungay, Suffolk
St Mary's Church, Halesworth, Suffolk

Belgrave Gallery, London

Smith's Gallery, London

Templeton College, Oxford

Arthur Tooth & Sons, London

1971Arthur Tooth & Sons, London
Galerie Alphonse Chave, Vence, France
The Place, Euston

1970Lowestoft College of Art
University of East Anglia

Arthur Tooth & Sons, London
Grabowski Gallery, London
Galerie Alphonse Chave, Vence, France

Drian Galleries, London

Drian Galleries, London


Recent mixed exhibitions:

'Axis: Aspects of British Abstract Painting, St Ives and London', Belgrave St Ives

'Post-War Abstract', Belgrave London, St IvesFrank Beanland exhibited under the banner of the Porthleven Group from 1962 to 1964. He then embarked on an impressive exhibiting career, and received many commissions for screens and printed textiles for hospitals, churches and private homes. Recently, he has discovered what he regards as a new and exciting way of making pictures - the use of acrylics on newspaper. He is revelling in the speed at which he can set down his ideas and in the freedom to experiment that no-cost paper encourages.