• Dodo Museum; Photo Courtesy of Allan Stone Project

    Dodo Museum; Photo Courtesy of Allan Stone Project

  • Untitled (To Marge)

    Untitled (To Marge)

  • Untitled


David Beck


Contemporary American artist, David Beck, is known for his ingenious combination of woodworking, painting, miniaturist sculpture technique, wild imagination, and sense of humor. 

Born 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, 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.

There is an element of surprise in many of Beck's constructions which contain mysteries and secrets—hidden drawers and inside scenes- delighting the viewer at every turn.

This project came to KFI's attention through the estate of Allan Stone and Allan Stone Projects. Racine Art Museum accepted all 17 pieces for their permanent collection.