Mrs. Beer was my art teacher when I was a kid. She had a house that faced the canal in Georgetown in Washington,D.C.. She tried to beat perspective into my brain while she worked on fantastic and fun 3-D collages in searingly intense colors. Blocks of wood, spools, tuna fish cans, discarded bits of plastic and metal springs were her supplies.While I would struggle to render trees and townhouses and water in pencil, she would be firing away on the other side of the table building one piece after another. Her daughter would rocket up and down the stairs with her crowds of friends off on another adventure. I especially enjoyed watching Mrs. Beer’s fans show up to collect their one-of-a-kind treasure. Their enthusiasm for Elizabeth and her work was a goal I hoped for all my life. Her work typified the height of the psychedelic movement of the 60s. I always wanted one for my own, but I didn’t even know art work could go for such prices. Long may her art run.
Much Thanks for your posting. On yesterday, when returning from a weekend fishing trip on the Northern Neck of Virginia, I stopped in an antique shop in Montross and came across a set of ink on paper pieces by Elizabeth Beer. They are very nice ink drawings of what appear to be shops and houses in Georgetown. Each one has a small label on the back, Elizabeth Beer, 3071 Canal Street, NW, Washington, DC. It was very nice to read your posting and know she was instructor; your writing and the address on the pieces I have helped me to know she really had an impact as an artist! It was also interesting to that you note… she had you focus on perspective while she ‘created color-psychodelic :)…. These pieces clearly show she had a pen/ink/drawing side as well 🙂 Again… Much Thanks! I’d welcome the opportunity to get her take on these pieces. May visit her shop in PA. sometime!
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Hello, I have come into possession of several of Ms Beers psychedelic paintings from the mid 60s. I would be interested in learning more about her and I might possibly be interested in selling some of her work.
Kevin Starke phone 301 996 3826