(1866/67 - 1951)
Reynolds Beal was active/lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island. Reynolds Beal is known for impressionist maritime, circus genre and landscape painting.
Born in New York City, Reynolds Beal's year of birth is reported as being 1866 as well as 1867. If one follows the most extensively researched source produced in consultation with the Beal family (essay by Ann E. Berman), the year of 1866 is the accurate one.
Beal became a prominent East Coast
marine and landscape painter. He had a great interest in yachting and
did numerous maritime subjects.
He studied naval architecture at
Cornell University and painting at William Merritt Chase's Shinnecock
Summer School. His younger brother was Gifford Beal, and supported by
family money, Reynolds traveled and painted widely including to
Portugal, the Caribbean, and the West Coast.
He used a variety
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