(1898 - 1989)
John Gabriel Beckman was active/lived in California, Oregon. John Beckman is known for mural decoration, Catalina Island Casino.
Biography John Beckman
Following is a description of Fantasy into Art, February 4, 2012 - June 17, 2012 the first major exhibition dedicated to the murals of the Avalon Casino at Catalina Island. They were executed by the artist John Gabriel Beckman during an astoundingly short three month period in 1929. The only remaining preliminary sketches of the Casino murals will be exhibited for the first time, including the original conceptual sketch that convinced William Wrigley, Jr. to commission Beckman for the project. The painted sketches on exhibition - all part of the Catalina Island Museum`s own permanent collection - lend unprecedented insight into the execution and embellishment of one of California`s landmark buildings and provide a rare glimpse into t
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