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Dale Beckman

Enjoy Dale's paintings of eastern Montana in the lobby, by the magazines and upstairs near the elevator from September to the end of October, 2021.


About Dale

Dale Beckman was born an image-maker.  His objective paintings are of an abstract realism style.  The peculiar shapes of badland erosion formations captivated Mr. Beckman and became a focus of his expressions.   Dale Beckman has explored Makoshika State Park in Montana and the badlands of New Mexico to quite a degree.  

In 1986 Dale moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  There he became a member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists, Artist Equity, and Rio Grande Artist Co-op. It was with these art organizations that Dale exhibited his paintings for sale in the outdoor art shows.  Dale Beckman exhibited in regional art galleries also.  In 1998 Dale Beckman went online.  

In 2005, Dale Beckman moved to Helena, Montana where he resides today.  

Abstract Realism

 Abstract Realism is the infusion of the elements of design with the depiction of real-life in visual art. 

Objective Paintings

 "My landscapes and other image-oriented paintings are concerned with illustrating a non-physical character of reality.  Using pattern and line I suggest that the composition is energy rather than matter and that multiple dimensions coexist simultaneously."   -Dale Beckman

The Lewis & Clark Library displays art made by the community around the library. If you are interested in exhibiting your work, please contact Suzanne at 406-447-6681 or suzanne@lclibrary.org.