Jack Beal, From Epano

Medium: Lithograph, from stone
Date editioned: 1996
Ink and paper type: black ink on Arches Cover white
Edition size: 16
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image size: 11 3/4" x 15 1/4" 
Paper size: 15" x 18 1/2" 


The Eric Shane book, Jack Beal, published in 1993, includes an illustration of a 32 x 50 inch pastel drawn by Jack, and titled Downstream (View from the Studio, dated 1983-84. Jack named his studio "Epano." The full-color pastel was used by Jack to create this one color lithograph. Jack frequently reminded his students that it is an artist's right (perhaps responsibility) to "lie, cheat and steal."


A Closer Look ... From Epano

  A detail from the print reveals Jack's ability to get  a full range of tones from a hard litho crayon

A detail from the print reveals Jack's ability to get  a full range of tones from a hard litho crayon

  Another detail from the lithograph illustrates how Jack responds not just to objects but to the tools and materials he is using.

Another detail from the lithograph illustrates how Jack responds not just to objects but to the tools and materials he is using.

  Jack Beal's pastel "Downstream (View from the Studio)," published in Eric Shane's book, "Jack Beal."

Jack Beal's pastel "Downstream (View from the Studio)," published in Eric Shane's book, "Jack Beal."