Bruce Beasley was born in Los Angeles in 1939. Beasley discovered a talent for metalwork as a young boy. He studied art while enrolled at Dartmouth College and attended summer school at Otis Art Institute. He later transferred to UC Berkeley as a sculptor major. Upon graduation, he established a studio in a dilapidated warehouse in West Oakland and built his own foundry.
Exhibited: Guggenheim Museum; Musem of Modern Art (New York City); Oakland Museum, 2005 (retrospective); internationally.
Works held: Wichita Museum; Stanford University; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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