Jack Beal, Sondra with Table (1970). (Courtesy George Adams Gallery)

Art Scout: NY Realist Jack Beal’s Experiments in Hard Edge Go On View in Chelsea

Jack Beal only painted in the flat, bright, Hard Edge style seen on view in George Adams’ Gallery’s current show for four years. Between 1968 and 1972 the New York Realist painter—known for his nude studies and the public murals he produced for the U.S. Department of Labor building—departed from his thick-brushed signature strokes to paint in blinding neon, flat foregrounds, and sharp geometric compositions.

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