Skip to main content

Peter Beard Art

American, 1938-2020

Born in 1938 in New York City, Peter Beard kept diaries at an early age. He took his first pictures at twelve and photography quickly evolved into an extension of his diaries, as a way to preserve and remember vacations and favorite things. In 1957 he entered Yale University as a pre-medical student, but perceiving humans as the main disease soon switched to art history, studying under Vincent Scully, Joseph Albers, and Richard Lindner.

Trips to Africa in 1955 and 1960 piqued his interests and after graduating from Yale, he returned to Kenya via Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) in Rungstedlund, Denmark. She was the author of Out of Africa, Shadows In the Grass, Gothic Tales and Mottos In My Life. Beard met Blixen through his cousin Jerome Hill. In the early 60s he worked at Kenya’s Tsavo National Park, during which time he photographed and documented the demise of over 35,000 elephants and 5000 Black Rhinos and published two The End of the Game books (1965 & 1977). During this same time period, he acquired Hog Ranch, the property adjacent to Karen Blixen’s near the Ngong Hills and made it his home base in East Africa. Beard has written further works on his African experience: Eyelids of the Morning: The Mingeled Destines of Crocodiles and Men(1973), Longing for Darkness (1975), and his most recent books Zara’s Tales: Perilous Escapades in Equatorial Africa (2004) written for his daughter and his latest book Peter Beard, published by Taschen in November 2006.

(Biography provided by Lynda Anderson Galleries)
Applied Filters15 results
Artist:Peter Beard
to
1
Item Location
13
2
5
1
8
7
3
8
2
2
Overall Height
to
Overall Width
to
9
1
13
2
5
4
3
16
11,847
3,170
2,531
1,923
7
5
5
4
4
Rwanda Skull After the Genocide of the Mountain Gorillas in Africa Photograph
By Peter Beard
Located in New York, NY
signed titled and inscribed in ink in various edges of the photograph with collage. This was gifted by Peter Beard to Irving Penn who later returned it to Peter Beard. The back o...
Category

1980s American Realist Peter Beard Art

Materials

Archival Paper

Andy Warhol Jamie Wyeth (museum program)
By Peter Beard
Located in NEW YORK, NY
'Andy Warhol & Jamie Wyeth Portraits of Each Other': Rare, oversized, fold-out museum program published on the occasion of the exhibit: Andy Warhol & Jamie Wyeth Portraits of Each Ot...
Category

1970s Pop Art Peter Beard Art

Materials

Paper

Kenya Cheetah
By Peter Beard
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Peter Beard - Kenya Cheetah, 1960/2012 Gelatin silver print with color print collage, paper ephemera, watercolor, gouache & ink UNIQUE Signed recto and verso in ink. Direct from t...
Category

Late 20th Century Peter Beard Art

Materials

Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, Silver Gelatin

Botswana (Pirelli)
By Peter Beard
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Peter Beard - Botswana (Pirelli), 2008/2012 Gelatin silver print with gelatin silver print & color print collage, paper ephemera collage, watercolor, gouache and ink UNIQUE Signed ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, Silver Gelatin

Peter Beard - Francis Bacon at 80 Narrow Street, London, Unsigned
By Peter Beard
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Francis Bacon at 80 Narrow Street, London, March 1972 Peter Beard/Unsigned The original photograph unsigned but documented by its inclusion in "Peter Beard - Fifty Years of Portraits...
Category

1970s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Archival Pigment, Platinum

Eles at Buffalo Springs - Animal, Landscape Photography, Peter Beard
By Peter Beard
Located in Zurich, CH
PETER BEARD (1938–2020, USA) Eles at Buffalo Springs, 1960/2012 print with digital print collage, watercolor, gouache, and colored inks Image 127,6 x 177,8 cm (50 1/4 x 70 in.) Shee...
Category

1960s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, Digital

Black and White Photograph of One Year old Gorilla in Rwanda Before the Genocide
By Peter Beard
Located in New York, NY
Category

1980s Naturalistic Peter Beard Art

Materials

Black and White

Gardeners of Eden - Contemporary, Animal, Landscape Photography, Peter Beard
By Peter Beard
Located in Zurich, CH
PETER BEARD (1938–2020, USA) Gardeners of Eden, 1984/2009 Gelatin silver print with watercolor, ink Sheet 59,7 x 75,9 cm (23 1/2 x 29 7/8 in.) Frame 81 x 95,4 x 4 cm (31 7/8 x 37 1/2...
Category

1980s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Ink, Watercolor, Silver Gelatin

Skull Photos for the Harry Horn Collection
By Peter Beard
Located in New York, NY
Peter Beard (b.1938) is an American photographer known for his photographs of Africa that combine painting, drawing, and annotation. Both artist and activist, Beard’s work captures t...
Category

1970s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Photographic Film, Ink

Peter Beard - Charge Déléphant/Unsigned
By Peter Beard
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Charge Déléphant Elephant reaching for the last branch on a tree, Kenya, 1965 Peter Beard/Unsigned The original photograph unsigned but documented by its inclusion in "Peter Beard - ...
Category

1960s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Platinum

Untitled
By Peter Beard
Located in New York, NY
Peter Beard (b.1938) is an American photographer known for his photographs of Africa that combine painting, drawing, and annotation. Both artist and activist, Beard’s work captures t...
Category

1970s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Ink, Silver Gelatin

Peter Beard - Elephant's Embryo, Uganda, Platinum Print- Unsigned
By Peter Beard
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Elephant's Embryo, Uganda Peter Beard/Unsigned The original photograph "unsigned" but documented by its inclusion in "Peter Beard - Fifty Years of Portraits, The End of the Game, Ey...
Category

1960s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Platinum

Peter Beard - The Death of Elephants in Tsavo Park, Platinum Print/Unsigned
By Peter Beard
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
The Death of Elephants in Tsavo Park 1971 - 1972 Peter Beard/Unsigned The original photograph unsigned but documented by its inclusion in "Peter Beard - Fifty Years of Portraits, The...
Category

2010s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Platinum

Zebra Carpet @ Ol Morani, Lariak Estate, Kenya
By Peter Beard
Located in New York, NY
Peter Beard (b.1938) is an American photographer known for his photographs of Africa that combine painting, drawing, and annotation. Both artist and activist, Beard’s work captures t...
Category

1960s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Ink, Silver Gelatin

Cows and Calves at Buffalo Springs, Kenya, June
By Peter Beard
Located in New York, NY
Cows and Calves at Buffalo Springs, Kenya, June, 1960 Platinum print with silver print photo collage and hand applied text 26 x 40 inches Unique Signed, titled and dated recto in pencil
Category

1960s Peter Beard Art

Materials

Platinum

Related Items
Black and White Photograph of One Year old Gorilla in Rwanda Before the Genocide
By Peter Beard
Located in New York, NY
Category

1980s Naturalistic Peter Beard Art

Materials

Black and White

Still Life with Oranges and the Sacramento Bee Newspaper
By James Carroll Mansfield
Located in New York, NY
Category

Mid-20th Century American Realist Peter Beard Art

Materials

Oil

Midsummers Night Dream Large oil painting as a Mural in blues
By Edwin Howland Blashfield
Located in New York, NY
Category

1920s American Realist Peter Beard Art

Materials

Oil

"Lure" A large dark portrait of a bald man from behind
By Emily Eveleth
Located in New York, NY
Category

Early 2000s American Realist Peter Beard Art

Materials

Oil

New Hampshire A beautiful landscape of a house similar to Fairfield Porter
By Stan Brodsky
Located in New York, NY
Category

Late 20th Century American Realist Peter Beard Art

Materials

Oil

Scene from Arabian Nights with Moroccan Interior Architecture
By Harry Humphrey Moore
Located in New York, NY
Category

Mid-20th Century American Realist Peter Beard Art

Materials

Oil

Previously Available Items
Peter Beard - Beyond Gauguin Night Giraffe Feeding - Framed/Unsigned
By Peter Beard
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Beyond Gauguin Night Giraffe Feeding, Maureen Gallagher Late Night Feeder, 1987 Peter Beard/Unsigned The original photograph unsigned but documented by its inclusion in "Peter Beard ...
Category

1970s Post-War Peter Beard Art

Materials

Platinum

Cheetah Cubs at Mweiga nr Nyeri, Kenya, 1968
By Peter Beard
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Attributed to Peter Beard- original photograph unsigned but documented by its inclusion in "Peter Beard - Fifty Years of Portraits, The End of the Game, Eyelids of Morning and many...
Category

1970s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Black and White, Archival Pigment, Silver Gelatin

"Beyond Gauguin", Night Giraffe Feeding
By Peter Beard
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Attributed to Peter Beard- original photograph unsigned but documented by its inclusion in "Peter Beard - Fifty Years of Portraits, The End of the Game, Eyelids of Morning and many...
Category

1970s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Orphaned Cheetah Cubs, National Park, Kenya, for The End of the Game
By Peter Beard
Located in New York, NY
Peter Beard Orphaned Cheetah Cubs, Mweiga National Park, Kenya, for The End of the Game Gelatin silver print with mixed media 13 x 9 inches 22 x 18 inches framed Signed and annotated...
Category

1960s Peter Beard Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Silver Gelatin

Elephant and Eland - Contemporary, Animal, Landscape Photography, Peter Beard
By Peter Beard
Located in Zurich, CH
PETER BEARD (1938–2020, USA) Elephant and Eland, 1965/2010 Gelatin silver print with watercolor, gouache, ink Sheet 56.2 x 76 cm (22 1/8 x 29 7/8 in.) Frame 77.6 x 98.2 x 4 cm (30 1...
Category

1960s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Watercolor, Gouache, Silver Gelatin, Ink

Cheetah Cubs at Mweiga nr Nyeri, Kenya, 1968
By Peter Beard
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Attributed to Peter Beard- original photograph unsigned but documented by its inclusion in "Peter Beard - Fifty Years of Portraits, The End of the Game, Eyelids of Morning and many...
Category

1970s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Gardeners of Eden - Contemporary, Animal, Landscape Photography, Peter Beard
By Peter Beard
Located in Zurich, CH
PETER BEARD (*1938, USA) Gardeners of Eden, 1984/2009 Gelatin silver print with watercolor, ink Sheet 59,7 x 75,9 cm (23 1/2 x 29 7/8 in.) Frame 81 x 95,4 x 4 cm (31 7/8 x 37 1/2 x 1...
Category

1980s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Ink, Watercolor, Silver Gelatin

Large Tusker, Black and White Nature Photography of Elephant in Kenya, Africa
By Peter Beard
Located in New york, NY
Large tusker "Elephant" photograph by Peter Beard - 9” x 13.5” — is a signed gelatin silver photograph and dedicated ("greetings @xmas 1990 from Peter Beard), top of photo (left cor...
Category

1960s Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Kenya NFD 1968 “148 Uber” 1968
By Peter Beard
Located in New York, NY
Peter Beard Kenya NFD 1968 “148 Uber” 1968 printed later 18.75 x 12.25 inches digital print with photographer’s handprint in red ink and illustrations in black ink on image signed, t...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Peter Beard Art

Materials

Ink, Watercolor, Silver Gelatin

Artists Similar to Peter Beard