(1921 - 2006)
William Ward Beecher was active/lived in Connecticut, New York. William Beecher is known for non-objective, landscape, genre paintings, museum shows.
Biography William Beecher
William Ward Beecher, a leading exponent in the school of "Trompe l'oeil," combines his skill in achieving an uncanny sense of dimension with a meticulous technique and an earthy sensitivity that results in works that do more than "deceive the eye".
He disclaims the mere tour de force of slick style and surface trickery that result in an irresistible desire to "touch," (although he admits to being secretly pleased when viewers do touch the surface to test".)
His paintings are simple and yet profound statements. Carefully chosen symbols and a superb design sense lead the eye and provoke an emotional response that grows and subtly changes with further observation.
Beecher's career effectively began with an exhibition i
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