(1931 - 2013)
Jack Beal was active/lived in New York, Illinois. Jack Beal is known for social realism, nudes, still life and murals.
Biography Jack Beal
Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist.
Jack Beal, Optimistic New Realist Painter, Dies at 82
By PAUL VITELLO
Published: September 7, 2013
Jack Beal, whose pensive nudes, densely detailed still lifes and earnest public murals depicting ancient myths and modern life helped define the New Realism of the 1960s and '70s, a school of figurative painting notable for being unfashionable at the time, died on Aug. 29 in Oneonta, N.Y. He was 82.
The cause was kidney failure, said his wife, the artist Sondra Freckelton.
Mr. Beal was part of a group of young American artists who rejected the psychologically driven Abstract Expressionist movement of the postwar era in favor of a
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