Lot 112
John Beerman (NC, b. 1958), The Stone's Silent Witness
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Etching and aquatint in colors with surface roll, 1986, pencil signed, dated, titled, and marked as working proof (W/P) lower margin, the full sheet, float mounted and presented in giltwood frame.

Sheet Size 30 7/8 x 42 3/8 in.; DOA 34 3/4 x 45 3/8 in.

A Private Collection of Contemporary American Art

Born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1958, Beerman studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Described as a modern transcendentalist painter, a 2008 article in the New York Times quotes Beerman as seeing himself "in the tradition of the Luminist offshoots of the Hudson River School." (Dominus, Susan. "Linked to the Hudson, by Love, Art and History." New York Times. August 24, 2008.) According to Beerman, “they had a lot of sky, and subdued brushwork, so that the hand of the particular artist wasn’t so obvious,” and he goes on to say that “they had a quietude, not so much drama.” Beerman's work is represented in many major museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. After living in New York for more than twenty-six years, Beerman returned to the South and now lives in Durham, NC.

Small tear to sheet left margin edge; several minor faint foxing marks.

$400 - 800