Thaddeus Beal left the practice of law in the mid 1980s and went to art school as an antidote.
Postmodernism - newly arrived in Boston - was the last thing a recovering lawyer needed.
After a brief stint as an abstract expressionist, he abandoned self - referential narrative and turned to the infinite.
He immersed himself in non - linear physics and a search for wholeness that is always on the lookout for beauty.
1969 Yale College, BA
1973 Stanford Law School, JD
1973-1975 Criminal prosecutor, Boston
1975-1981 Associate lawyer, Peabody + Brown, Boston
1985-1990 Diploma and Fifth Year
1981-1984 Senior Partner, Peabody + Brown (now Nixon, Peabody), Boston; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;
Akin Gallery; Andrea Marquit Fine Arts; DNA Gallery; eo Art Gallery; O,H+T Gallery; OZ Gallery; Robert Steele Gallery; Soprafina Gallery
Most important awards/ symposiums
2012 School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Traveling Fellowship
2006 Artist Grant Recipient, Massachusetts Cultural Council
2002 Artist Grant Recipient, Massachusetts Cultural Council
1996 Fellowship, New England Foundation for the Arts
1990 Fellowship, Massachusetts Artists Foundation