Tony Bevan (British, b.1951) is a Contemporary painter, born in Bradford, England. He studied at Bradford School of Art in 1968, and earned degrees from Goldsmiths’ College in London in 1974, and the Slade School of Fine Art in 1976. Bevan lives and works in London
He has worked as a professional artist since the early 1980s, using acrylic paint and charcoal to create portraits and depictions of architectural settings. Bevan is best known for his unconventional self-portraits that explore physical transformation as a metaphor for feelings and other aspects of psychological and emotional life.
Using primarily charcoal and acrylics, Bevan works directly on canvas that he lays on his studio floor. Bevan strives to prove in his work that there is more to portraiture than capturing a physical likeness.
Bevan's work is in the permanent collection of many premier museums, including the British Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, National Portrait Gallery in London, Royal Academy Collection, London, and the Tate Gallery.