Jack Beal, Chapel

Medium: Lithograph, from stone
Date editioned: August 3, 1973
Ink and paper type: brick-red ink on Arches Cover cream
Edition size: 20
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image size: 11" x 13" 
Paper size: 14 1/2" x 22"


Jack Beal made the drawing for this lithograph as he sat outside the Art Department at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, on an afternoon in July, 1973. Old oak trees have no problem capturing Jack's attention. Gunnison Chapel, seen in the background in this lithograph, unfortunately lost its spire in an October 6, 2013 fire.


A Closer Look ... Chapel

  Gunnison Chapel on the campus of St. Lawrence University, in the snow. This image is from a postcard published in the 1940's.

Gunnison Chapel on the campus of St. Lawrence University, in the snow. This image is from a postcard published in the 1940's.

  Detail of the Gunnison Chapel spire and a cloud formation in the background.

Detail of the Gunnison Chapel spire and a cloud formation in the background.

  Detail of Jack's rendering of the bark of an oak tree.

Detail of Jack's rendering of the bark of an oak tree.