A Retrospective Exhibition and Silent Auction honoring the work of Art and Design instructor, Ken Beck.
Ken Beck was born in Salem, MA., and has been painting for more than 60 years. As a highly distinguished artist, he has been a presence in the Boston art scene for decades. Beck gained the admiration and respect of curators, critics, collectors, artists and students. He taught at Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Boston) for 25 years.
Beck’s works remain rooted in the traditions of solid compositions, exquisite drawing and beautiful color. His subjects are mostly representational: still life, portraits and landscapes. However, with his perceptive concerns for texture, surface and format, they often approach abstraction. His signature works of simple objects, monumentalized and painted on a large scale, require a keen sensibility.