Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 111 (Sale info: FOR SALE).
"b. Painesville, O. Studied from nature. Began his career as a portrait painter, settling in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1850. In 1857 went to Europe, where he studied and painted in Duesseldorf, Rome, and Switzerland. Came to New York, 1860. Elected N.A., 1862. Member of the American Art Union. " He paints animals from the humorous point of action, passion, and sentiment. With him humor is a fine art. He has an exquisite sense of the ludicrous and sensuous. His brutes are four-legged humanity. In his own vein he has no equal. - Jarves. " Landscape with deer. This is in Mr. Beard's more serious vein. It is a conscientious study of a forest interior with deer drinking at a stream in the foreground. There is a fine effect of light coming through the trees." [P. 25.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician; A.A.U.