Peter Beard Catalogue
Peter Beard
Chronology
1938
Born on January 22, New York City
 
1945-1952
Attends Buckley School, NY
 
1952-1956
Attends Pomfret School, CT
 
1955
First trip to Africa in June with Charles Darwin’s great grandson
 
1956-1957
Attends Felsted College, Essex, England
 
1957-1961
Studies with Joseph Albers at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
 
1961-1962
Meets and begins working with Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), author of Out of Africa, Shadows in the Grass, and Gothic Tales
 
1963
Stars in Mekas Brothers' movie, Hallelujah the Hills, screened in the first New York Film Festival
 
1964-1965
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

 
1965
First printing of The End of The Game–Last Word from Paradise
 
1965-1967
Cover-story on elephants for Life Magazine with Romain Gary, "Letter to an Elephant"
 
1966
Works with The Nuffield Unit of Tropical Ecology on a population dynamics study of elephants and hippopotamuses
 
1966-1968
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
 
1969
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
 
1970
Andy Warhol collage “Introduction to the Things of Life," 27 pages for the upcoming Taschen book From a Dead Man’s Wallet
 
1971-1972
Extensive photographing of dead, starved elephants in Kenya
 
1972
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

 
1972-1975
Photographs Mount Kenya and the Aberdare's Forest fauna and flora living between Hog Ranch, Kenya and Thunderbolt Ranch, Montauk, NY
 
1973-1976
First printing of Eyelids of Morning - The Mingled Destines of Crocodiles and Men
 
1975
First show at Blum Helman Gallery
 
1975-1976
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

 
1977
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

 
1978
Makes his first film for ABC, "Wild World of Sports" with Dr. Norman Borlang’s interviews
 
1979
Peter Beard works exhibited at the Seibu Museum, Tokyo, show assisted by Eiko Ishioko
 
1985
First giant polaroids with Khadijah, Iman and Magritte Ramme
 
1988
ABC special "Peter Beard in Africa-Last Word from Paradise," produced in collaboration with Canal Plus
 
1993
Printing of Diary - Diary Show opens in Tokyo
 
1996-1997
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

 
1997
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

 
1998
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

 
1999
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

 
2000
28 pieces show at Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, France

Peter Beard works exhibited at FIAC, France

 
2002
Francis Bacon in Arles, 1956-1985, the Van Gogh series by Francis Bacon at the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, Arles.
 
2003
Living Sculpture Show opens at Kamel Mennour Gallery in Paris, France
 
2004
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
 
2006
Peter Beard (Art Edition) is published by Taschen

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

 
2007
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.
 
2008
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
 
2009
Pirelli Calendar is published
 
2010
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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