Richard Adamson Beer (1928-2017) was a well-regarded painter and a printmaker, best known perhaps for his architectural subjects, often of Italy, France, Spain and Morocco. He was born in London, and studied art at the Slade School 1945-50 and later at Atelier 17 in Paris under S W Hayter. Richard Beer exhibited widely, including at the Royal Academy from 1957 and he had numerous solo shows. He taught at the Slade School 1957-60 and later taught printmaking at Chelsea School of Art. Richard Beer was a founder member of the Printmakers Council, and his work is held in a number of public collections including the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Government Art Collection, London Transport Museum and the Arts Council. He lived in London and died in March 2017.