Bartholomew Beal is a British contemporary artist whose work incorporates characters and actions from literary influences to create striking conceptual and theatrical compositions.
Born in 1989 Beal was brought up in Cheltenham in a literary family, with both of his parents working as English teachers. He first studied at the University of Gloucestershire for his foundation and then moved to London to complete his fine arts degree at the Wimbledon College of Art, graduating with a First Class and the Landmark Prize in 2012. Following this Beal was awarded the Jonathan Vickers residency in the same year, which resulted in his solo exhibition at Derby Museum and Art Gallery in 2013. Subsequently he became the youngest artist ever to have staged a solo exhibition at the London Fine Arts Society in 2014, followed by two other solo shows in 2016 and 2017.