Bridlington, Yorkshire was the birthplace of abstract artist, Frank Beanland. He studied first at the Hull college of Art (1952-57) and then the Slade School of Fine Art (1959-61). Following these periods, he won a Boise Scholarship which took him to Stockholm for a year abroad.

Returning to the UK, from 1962 to 1964 he worked in Cornwall, and exhibited with the Porthleven Group, that centred around the Summer Painting School of Michael CANNEY, and their exhibitions at the Porthleven Gallery, an old china-clay warehouse on the quayside which Michael had created. It was here, that one reviewer comments that he produced much of his best work. (

From Cornwall he moved on to lecture at the Swansea College of Art for a year, before spending a further year (1965-6) in Venice. Later on, he also spent a year in Nice (1973) as an artist-in-residence.  All of this time, he built an 'an impressive exhibiting career, and received many commissions for screens and printed textiles for hospitals, churches, and private homes.' (Gallery17)




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