Clayton J III Beck
Clayton J III Beck is active/lives in Illinois. Clayton Beck is known for painting-figure, still life, landscape, portrait.
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Biography Clayton J III Beck
Raised in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn and continuing to live near Chicago, Clayton Beck paints in a style he calls "Alla Prima Realism". He took his art training at a time when it was difficult to find classes in realist art. "To the Art Institute of Chicago, we were just commercial painters and should be painting billboards."
Beck enrolled in the American Academy of Arts in Chicago and received his Associate's Degree. Then in the mid 1980s he attended the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts where his mentor became Richard Schmid, President of the Academy. Through Schmid, he also developed a relationship with a gallery in Oklahoma, which in turn led to other gallery representation.
Beck also teaches workshops so that h
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