To whom this may concern:
It breaks my heart to learn of the sculptor's death. My condolences to all who loved him.
As a former resident on the Warm Springs reservation in Oregon I have admired
Richard S. Beyer's bas reliefs and murals at Kahneetah Resort since their appearance
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As told by Cliff Carpenter, October 5, 2012.
This is an oral history about Rich Beyer as a combat soldier in World War II, as told by fellow soldier and life-long friend, Cliff Carpenter. Cliff was once a New York radio actor whose most famous role was Terry in “Terry and the Pirates.” He is a great storyteller, and although now age 98, he still has vivid memories of PFC “Slim.” This is a true story.
The setting is somewhere in Germany in 1944: Read More...
First I wanted you to know how sorry I am for your loss. He was such a very talented and gifted sculptor and I am sorry that I didn’t get the opportunity to meet him.
Thank you both so much for your emails and for being fine with the idea of putting up an image of Richard’s work in the apartment complex being built in Capitol Read More...
I'd like to say a few things from my perspective. Things of possibly an unknown nature to this assembly … about Rich ... the husband and father.
This husband and father had no role model. His parents were busy politicos of the time, who were always off saving the world with FDR and various administrations. This left him and his equally devilish brothers to run unchecked in the Virginia country side and the seedy side of nearby city’s. Occasionally his mother or father would appear to survey the wreckage, hire new chaperones, and Read More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Barb or David Koenig
May 22, 2012 ((509) 682-9262
MAIN STREET GALLERY
We will Celebrate the Life of Richard Beyer
Renowned Sculptor and Friend who passed away April 9
In addition, Artist in Action
Artist and Sculptor Cameron Elder, working during the evening in collage
Friday, June 1, 5-8 pm
Chelan, Washington – Main Street Gallery is pleased to spotlight the work of Sculptor, Richard Beyer
It became a tradition to have my friends and myself place our children on the buffalo as good luck for their future (I am still attempting to locate some of my photos). The pictures below depict Mark’s first son Read More...
Pete Wyman’s reflections of the life of Richard S. Beyer and family:
I was saddened to hear the news of the passing of Rich Beyer, after being called by a friend in Seattle who saw the picture of him and his Fremont sculpture. Later, I saw the e-mail from Dee. I copied the Times article that had been sent to me and the e-mail to Andy Buddington, who teaches geology at Spokane Community College and once lived in his daylight basement. He said, Rich made “…a profound affect on his life, the more I thought about it Read More...
Paul Donohue of Tenino wrote to the paper this week, announcing that Richard S. Beyer, the sculptor who created “The Kiss” sculpture located on Percival Landing in downtown Olympia, died last week at the age of 87 in New York City.
Also known as “The Kissing Couple” this aluminum cast sculpture with a Read More...
Pete and i are sending you fond remembrances of your lovely family. Please let us know if there is a Seattle shindig for your dad.
With love and affection, Karen and Peter McCoy