Andrew Beer (1862-1954)
Painter in oil & watercolours of landscapes, coastal scenes & bird studies, he was also an illustrator & postcard artist. He was born in Exmouth & first worked as an illustrator in the art dept of Harvey Barton & Co. Bristol. His most collected work are his portrait studies of racing pigeons painted in the early 20th century. He was a racinging pigeon enthusiast & active judge at many shows. Pigeons were went by rail to Bristol for him to paint & the finished pictures were often offered as prizes at the shows.
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