David Beck was a contemporary American artist known for his ingenious combination of woodworking, painting, and miniaturist sculpture technique. Born in 1953 in Muncie, IN, he received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 1976. That same year, he moved to New York where he began exhibiting his work regularly at Allan Stone Gallery. The artist’s works are held in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Bergman Collection in Chicago, IL as well as many private collections. Beck has been reviewed in The New York Times, the Smithsonian Magazine, Art & Antiques Magazine, and Art in America. Beck has had exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, and others.
The Racine Art Museum was eager to accept the 17-piece collection and are already planning a show in which it would be prominently featured with other miniatures and kinetic sculptures.