Artist: John Beardman ( 1937- ) American

Artist: John Beardman ( 1937- ) American

17310238_10154943045866224_649975796657436276_oArtist: John Beardman ( 1937- ) American
Titled: Blue and Red Abstract
Medium : Oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right and verso
Measures: 62×62 inches
Farhat Art Museum Collection.
John Beardman was born in Youngstown Ohio December 5, 1937. He moved with his family outside Warren at the age of twelve. He attended Case Institute of Technology (now Case-Western Reserve) and graduated from Oberlin College. He also attended the Sorbonne and Stanley Hayter’s “Atelier 17” in Paris. He holds two advanced degrees from Southern Illinois University. A painter since he began on the family farm at the age of nineteen, he earned his living as art professor at: the University of Connecticut, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Oakland University from 1961 to 1990. Since 1990 he has dedicated himself solely to painting in his loft at 430 East 10th Street in Manhattan.
He has exhibited at various galleries, including one person exhibitions in New York City at: M55 Art, NYC, (2011 and 2012),Denise Bibro Fine Art, Allan Stone Gallery, O.K. Harris, the Jayne H. Baum, and 55 Mercer galleries. Group show include Noho Gallery, M55 Art (2013) In Louisville, Kentucky he has exhibited at the Brownstown Gallery; in Birmingham Michigan at Art Space. He has works in both public and private collections including HDH Corp, John Hart, NBC, Best Products, Harry Bober, Allan Stone, Florence Barron, Cornel West, Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. In addition he has received numerous creative artist’s grants and fellowships.
Reviews include: Ann LANDI in March 1999 Art News, Grace Glueck, New York Times, Feb 26, 1999, Art in Review; Karen Chambers in Review Magazine, June 15, 1998; Ken Johnson, New York, Times, Dec 12, 1997; Michael Brenson, New York Times,1974; Jean Herskowitz, Cover magazine, October 1998

Artist: Eliot Candee Clark (1883 – 1980) American

Artist: Eliot Candee Clark (1883 – 1980) American
Titled: Rabat Morocco, entrance of a mosque.
Signed: lower right and dated 1930 on reverse
Medium: oil on canvas board
Measures ; 14×18 inches
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Artist: Eliot Candee Clark (1883 – 1980) America
Titled : Pottery shops at Safi Morocco dated 1930
Measures 12×18 inches
Oil on canvas board
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Eliot Candee Clark (1883-1980)

Son of landscape painter Walter Clark and Jennifer Woodruff Clark, a student of psychic phenomena, Eliot Clark was a precocious artist who became a landscape painter in the late American Impressionist style. Moving to Albemarle, Virginia in 1932, he was one of the few Impressionist* artists of the Southern states. Likely this was a result of his association with James Whistler and his painting in 1900 at Gloucester, Massachusetts with John Twachtman, a family friend. Showing his obvious interest in Impressionism, he wrote a book about its exponents including Twachtman, Theodore Robinson, Childe Hassam, Julian Weir, and Robert Vonnoh.

Clark was a teacher including at the National Arts Club* from 1943, the Art Students League*, and New York City College.

Early in his youth, Clark traveled with his father and other prominent artists to paint in the summer art colonies at Annisquam, Gloucester, Chadd’s Ford and Ogunquit where he met artists of stature such as Edward Potthast and John Henry Twachtman. Clark’s only formal instruction was a short two months at the Art Students League in New York.

His landscapes evoked a “spiritualized rendition of nature” that was to stay with him for the rest of his life. Clark (perhaps related to his mother’s interest in physic phenomena) developed an early interest in oriental philosophy that ended up having a major effect on his artistic development, the sense of spirituality in his landscape paintings slowly grew in importance.

Clark was educated in the New York public schools, and at age 13 exhibited with the National Academy and the New York WaterColor Club*. By 1912, he had won national painting awards, and by 1916 was writing books on American artists as well as the history of the National Academy of Design.*. In his early years Clark was privately tutored, and then later graduated from Washington Irving High School at the early age of fifteen. Although he later was quoted as saying “he had no formal training from his father”, his early work was notable influenced by Walter Clark’s tonalist style.

Between 1904 and 1906, Clark studied in France in Paris and Giverny, and in London he saw the impressionist work of James Whistler. He wrote to his father about the Whistler Exhibit stating that some of Whistler’s work impressed him, “not so much in the handling, but in the use of color, and subtle arrangement of line and balance of masses.” He engaged in a “walking tour” of Europe with a fellow artist whom he met in earlier in Paris. They visited many of the major galleries in Holland and then traveled through the Alps, finally reaching Venice on August 10, 1906. In Venice, he produced some Whistlerian style pastels similar to the ones he had seen in the Whistler Exhibition.

He returned to New York in 1906, and a year later took a studio in the Van Dyke Studio Building on Eighth Avenue. There working in the building were a diversified group of painters such as the Tonalist* artists Bruce Crane and Cullan Yates; the Impressionists were represented by Edward Dufner and Karl Anderson.
In 1912, he painted at the Grand Canyon, in New Mexico, the Painted Desert and northern Arizona, and in 1913, he was in California, painting in Yosemite.

In the 1920s and 1930s, he again painted landscapes in the Southwest including the Arizona Painted Desert in 1926 and 1935. From 1922 to 1932, he lived primarily in Kent, Connecticut along the Housatonic river with such notable impressionist painters as Robert Nesbet and G. Glenn Newell. In 1932, he moved to Albemarle County Virginia to escape from a bitter divorce with his first wife. This led to a dark time for Clark who opted to travel abroad to find himself again rather than take the security of a teaching position, which was offered to him by the University of Georgia.

Because of his interest in eastern philosophy he traveled in the late 1930s to India for two years where he painted the Himalayas and also to Tibet. He also painted in the Deep South in Charleston and Savannah where he set up his easel on the waterfronts and among oak groves. In 1944 rejuvenated by a second marriage and election to the National Academy of Design, Clark returned to the Connecticut countryside to paint landscapes. In the late 1940s Clark began to summer in Virginia where he ultimately returned for good in 1959, settling with his new wife in the “lovely hills” near Albemarle, Virginia.

He continued to paint almost to the end of his life, enjoying the solitude and peace of the surrounding environment where he could relate to canvas the subtleties of nature as only he could. He was elected an associate member of the National Academy of Design in 1917 and full academician in 1944. Clark was also president of the National Academy from 1956-1959. He was a member/president of the American Watercolor Society*; president/member of Allied Artists of America*, 1948-52; ex officio trustee, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1956; National Academy of Design Awards Jury; Society of Painters of New York; Connecticut Association of Fine Art; Salmagundi Club*; International Society of Arts and Letters; Macdonald Club; Art Fund Society; New York Watercolor Club and others.

Clark exhibited at the New York Watercolor Club; National Academy of Design; American Art Association of Paris Annual Exhibition; Doll & Richards, Boston; Louis Katz Gallery, NY; Guild of Allied Artists, NY; Milwaukee Art Institute; Henry Reinhardt & Son, NY; Mohr Art Galleries; Butler Art Institute; Telfair Academy, Georgia; Rochester Art Association, Rochester, MN; J.W. Young Galleries; Atlanta Woman’s Club; Fort Worth Museum of Art, Texas; Carnegie Public Library; Providence Art Club; Witt Memorial Museum, Texas; Nan Sheets Gallery, Oklahoma; Iran Institute and others.He taught at the Art Students’League; Savannah Art club; University of Virginia; Grand Central Art Gallery School and others.

Eliot Candee Clark passed away in 1980.

Artist: Scott MacLeod ( 1956- ) American


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Artist: Scott MacLeod ( 1956- ) American
titled: “Career”
Measures: 27x6x6 inches
Medium: Sculpture / metal
Farhat Art Museum Collection

Scott MacLeod has been presenting live, time-based, conceptual & static work in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally since 1979. His installations, paintings & sculptures have been widely exhibited in the Bay Area at venues including Southern Exposure, The Lab, George Lawson Gallery, and SFMOMA as well as internationally in the Czech Republic, Belgium, England, Italy and Germany. Visual arts awards include the San Francisco Art Institute’s Adaline Kent Award (2000) and a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Visual Arts Award (2001). His fiction, poetry, theater and critical writings have been widely published in the USA and abroad, and he has co-produced several international cultural exchange projects between USA, France, Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia. He lives in Oakland, California.

I create situations in which materials and processes can “be themselves” without constraints
of expectation or convention. Found-object sailing ships, reconfigured dartboards, fake museums,
and other experiments exhibit qualities simultaneously of craft and accident, high tragedy and low
comedy, intriguing mystery and unsettling familiarity. I take things apart and put them back together
in a “wrong” way, to show where the edges of emotion, power, language and pedagogy overlap
and cut into each other, without admitting that’s what I’m doing. My best works resist visual and
cognitive resolution, hovering between representation and abstraction, referring to both while
capitulating to neither.


2016 USS Silver Clipper, St. Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City NV

2015 Dead Reckoning, Shadow Office, Oakland CA
Anxiety!, NIAD Art Center, Richmond CA
The Bitter Sorrows of Scott MacLeod, Galerie Svít, Prague, Czech Republic
Residency Exhibition, The Compound, Emeryville CA

2014 Betaville, Smokey’s Tangle, Oakland CA
Waisted, Cricket Engine, Oakland CA (w/Jakub Kalousek)

2013 Museum of Bitter Sorrows: Useless Magic, Smokey’s Tangle, Oakland CA

2012 Quitters Comfort, Cricket Engine, Oakland CA (w/Jakub Kalousek)

2011 11/11/11, San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, San Francisco CA
Museum of Bitter Sorrows: The Wreck of the Halcyon, Cricket Engine, Oakland CA

2010 Museum of Bitter Sorrows: My Life Is a Prison, Saint Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City NV

2009 Museum of Bitter Sorrows: Helter Shelter, Soap Gallery, San Francisco CA
The Trouble I Had, Room For Painting Room For Paper, SF CA (aka George Lawson Gallery)

2007 Museum of Bitter Sorrows: Lost Coming Back This Way, Cricket Engine, Oakland CA

2006 WC Gallery, DePere, Wisconsin

2004 North Oakland Temporary Museum, Oakland CA

2001 Galerie Libresso ELM, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2000 Closer To Home, Adaline Kent Award Exhibition, Walter-McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
Bleed, (2-person show) Cellspace, SF CA

1998 Dhghmunculus, (2-person show) The Lab, SF CA
Alien Encounters, Temple Gallery/Kortrijks JOVC, Kortrijks, Belgium

1996 The New Man Is Learning To Swim, Dominic Centrum, Plzeň, Czech Republic
National Gallery for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

1995 Shrewd Little Angels, Collision, SF CA
Even If Such An Object Outside Us Were Unimportant, Southern Exposure Gallery, SF CA

1991 Trace Elements, Podvornice Cultural Center, Dubravka, Czechoslovakia