DONALD BEAL: Biography
Donald Beal was born on January 2, 1959 in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in Westford, Massachusetts. He studied painting at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York, and received an MFA from Parsons School of Design in 1983. In 1985 he moved to Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he married photographer Khristine Hopkins. They have a son, Max.
Beal has been a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts in North Dartmouth since 1999. He continues to live and paint in Provincetown. He is currently represented by the Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Crowells Fine Arts in New Bedford, Massachusetts.