Clayton J. Beck III克萊頓‧貝克

  • American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
    Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art

    Selected Exhibitions:
    Portrait Society of America Annual Exhibition
    Salon International Annual Exhibition
    Talisman Gallery, Bartlesville, OK
    Joyce Petter Gallery, Douglas, MI
    Nichols Taos Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM
    Oil Painters of America Annual Exhibition
    Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition
    Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts
    Northern Indiana Arts Association 49th Annual Exhibition

    Selected Collections:
    Shearson, Lehman, Hutton
    Phillips Petroleum
    Krasl Art Center Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
    Muskegon Museum of Art
    Grand Rapids Art Museum
    Holland Area Arts Council
    Many Private Collections throughout U.S. and Europe
    After graduation from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Clayton studied at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts with Richard Schmid. Clayton’s career began while still at the American Academy, exhibiting at Jody Kirberger’s Talisman Gallery and winning awards from the Midwest Pastel Society, the Palette and Chisel and the Pastel Society of America. He began teaching Saturday classes in Chicago after graduation from art school.

    Artist Statement: “My love for painting has always been enhanced by my love to teach. Any artist who thinks they understand painting should try teaching. They will soon realize how little they know. I have always felt that I have a responsibility to teach because I have been given a generous gift from my teachers (i.e. Bill Parks, Ted Smuskiewicz, and Richard Schmid) and it should be passed on to the next generation of painters who share this love of art.

    Portrait Society of America
    Salon International Annual Exhibits
    Award of Distinction, Northern Indiana Arts Association Award of Excellence
    Municipal Art League, Chicago
    Silver Medal Award for Watercolor, Palette and Chisel
    Pastel Society of America
    Oil Painters of America
    Midwest Pastel Society