A Dense Growth of Magnificent Trees, 1990

Bruce Douglas Beal
(American, born 1938, died 2022)

Location: Centennial Elementary, Graham


A Dense Growth of Magnificent Trees is a vibrantly colorful and expressive landscape painting by artist Bruce Douglas Beal. The imagery is inspired by the landscape of the American South, and Beal notes that "its ambience makes me feel joyous." He fills his studio with references to New Orleans and Elvis Presley.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Bethel School District.


Bruce Douglas Beal (1938-2022) created paintings and prints inspired by the landscape of the Southern United States. He taught art at Eastern Washington University in Cheney for several decades. Beal was born in Logan, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (1966) and a Master of Fine Arts degree (1968) from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.

Material CategoryPainting - paint on fabric
MediumAcrylic paint on board
Dimensions32 in x 40 in (overall)
ID NumberWSAC1991.156.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyBethel School District
Artwork LocationCentennial Elementary
Hallway, Outside of library
WA CountyPierce
Site TypePublic School
Address24323 54th Ave East
Graham, WA 98338
Geo. Coordinates47.035702, -122.356445
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