Lot 232
John Beerman (American, b. 1958), Ocean Sunset
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on linen, signed and dated 1997 at lower right, presented in a gold leaf frame.

Stretcher size 14 x 24 in.; Frame dimensions 18 1/2 x 28 1/2 in.

From the Estate of the late Joseph D. Rowand, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Joe Rowand was instrumental in developing a contemporary art scene in North Carolina. After studying in New York City at Parsons, he brought the big city art feel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina when he opened Somerhill Gallery in 1972. His gallery served as an epicenter for collectors and artists to gather and grow for over thirty years.

Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, John Beerman studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work is represented in many museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

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." According to Beerman, “They had a lot of sky, and subdued brushwork, so that the hand of the particular artist wasn’t so obvious,” “They had a quietude, Not so much drama.” (Dominus, Susan. Linked to the Hudson, by Love, Art and History. New York Times. Aug. 24, 2008.)

After living in New York for more than twenty-six years, Beerman returned to the South and now lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Good estate condition; minor flaking to frame.

$2,000 - 4,000