A Dense Growth of Magnificent Trees, 1990

Bruce Douglas Beal
(American, born 1938)

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 Southern American landscape, and the artist fills his studio with references to New Orleans and Elvis Presley. Of the inspiration he finds in the southern environment, Beal notes that "its ambience makes me feel joyous."

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


Artist Bruce Douglas Beal creates paintings and prints inspired by the landscape of the southern United States. He taught art at Eastern Washington University in Cheney for several decades. He received Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in 1966 and 1968, respectively.

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
Main hallway outside of Library
WA CountyPierce
Site TypePublic School
Address24323 54th Ave East
Graham, WA 983389549
Geo. Coordinates47.035702 | -122.356445
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