Peter Beard Catalogue
Peter Beard
Born on January 22, New York City
Attends Buckley School, NY
Attends Pomfret School, CT
First trip to Africa in June with Charles Darwin’s great grandson
Attends Felsted College, Essex, England
Studies with Joseph Albers at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Meets and begins working with Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), author of Out of Africa, Shadows in the Grass, and Gothic Tales
Stars in Mekas Brothers' movie, Hallelujah the Hills, screened in the first New York Film Festival
Works in Tsavo National Park, Kenya and begins documenting the destruction of the habitat and subsequent death of over 35,000 elephants.

Acquires Hog Ranch in Kenya (45 acres near Ngong Hills) from Mervyn Cowie

First printing of The End of The Game–Last Word from Paradise
Cover-story on elephants for Life Magazine with Romain Gary, "Letter to an Elephant"
Works with The Nuffield Unit of Tropical Ecology on a population dynamics study of elephants and hippopotamuses
Collaborates with Alistair Graham on crocodile study at Lake Rudolf for Kenya game department; later to become the basis of Eyelids of Morning– The Mingled Destines of Crocodiles and Men
Arrested by newly independent Karen police in Kenya for "assault and wrongful confinement" of a poacher at Hog Ranch in the suni (smallest African antelope) poacher incident from years before
Andy Warhol collage “Introduction to the Things of Life," 27 pages for the upcoming Taschen book From a Dead Man’s Wallet
Extensive photographing of dead, starved elephants in Kenya
Collaborates with Truman Capote on the It Shall Soon Be Here, a book about the Rolling Stones’ tour "Exiles on Main Street," (never actually published)

Dead Elephant Interviews with Francis Bacon, later used as the introduction in the Metropolitan Museum catalogue for Bacon’s 1976 show

Death of Jerome Hill

Photographs Mount Kenya and the Aberdare's Forest fauna and flora living between Hog Ranch, Kenya and Thunderbolt Ranch, Montauk, NY
First printing of Eyelids of Morning - The Mingled Destines of Crocodiles and Men
First show at Blum Helman Gallery
First printing of Longing for Darkness - Kamante's Tales from Out of Africa

Brings Iman to New York and starts her modeling career with Wilhelmina

First one-man show at the International Center of Photography, NYC and first giant collages, featuring the dead elephant swimming pool

July 28 Montauk mill burns down along with twenty years of diaries and original works of art

Makes his first film for ABC, "Wild World of Sports" with Dr. Norman Borlang’s interviews
Peter Beard works exhibited at the Seibu Museum, Tokyo, show assisted by Eiko Ishioko
First giant polaroids with Khadijah, Iman and Magritte Ramme
ABC special "Peter Beard in Africa-Last Word from Paradise," produced in collaboration with Canal Plus
Printing of Diary - Diary Show opens in Tokyo
First major retrospective, Carnets Africains opens at the Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France

Robert Delpire’s Photo Poche #70 is published, featuring Peter Beard

Permanent exhibition at the Hotel Nord-Pinus, Arles, France

Peter Beard works exhibited at Michael Hoppen Photography, London

Oltre la fine del Mond opens in Milan at the Palacio Royale, accompanied by the catalogue Beyond the End of the World

Peter Beard works exhibited at Galleria Photology, Milan

50 Years of Portraits opens at Gallery One in Toronto

Canada Stress and Density opens at Camera Works, Berlin -Peter Beard art works exhibited at Paris Photo

Peter Beard works exhibited at the photo exhibition Under/Exposed, Stockholm, Sweden

Pettiness and Futility opens at Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles, California

Peter Beard works exhibited in the FotoFestival Naarden, Amsterdam

Stress and Density opens at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales in conjunction with PhotoEspana, Madrid

Peter Beard- Fifty Years of Portraits is published by Arena Editions, Sante Fe, New Mexico

Stress and Density opens at the KunstHausWien, Vienna, Austria

Stress and Density book is published

28 pieces show at Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, France

Peter Beard works exhibited at FIAC, France

Francis Bacon in Arles, 1956-1985, the Van Gogh series by Francis Bacon at the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, Arles.
Living Sculpture Show opens at Kamel Mennour Gallery in Paris, France
Living Sculpture Show opens at Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, March

Opening of Sony Campaign-exhibition at Arte Armani in Milan, Italy, June

Zara's Tales is published by Knopf, November Begins work on Taschen book project, November

Living Sculpture Show opens at Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, England, December

The Andy Warhol Show, La Triennale di Milano, Milan Italy
Peter Beard (Art Edition) is published by Taschen

Time’s Up opens at Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK

Peter Beard (Collectors Edition) is published by Taschen
Peter Beard is interviewed in “Beautiful Darling” a documentary on Candy Darling, The Life and Times of the Andy Warhol Superstar directed by James Rasin.
The Camargo Foundation (Cassis, France): Nine photographs donated to the permanent collection.
Shoots the 2009 Pirelli Calendar in Botswana, Africa in May. Calendar launched November
End of The Game republished by Taschen in May
Peter Beard Trade Edition is published by Taschen in October
Peter Beard image is chosen for UNESCO holiday card collection
Pirelli Calendar is published
Elephant Parade - Peter Beard creates a unique collaged life sized baby elephant that will be displayed in Somerset House from May - July in London to benefit conservation organizations to save the endangered Asian elephant.
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