Los Angeles collage artist Phoebe Beasley, 71, has been appointed to the California Arts Council by Gov. Jerry Brown and was confirmed by the State Senate to a four-year term. Beasley has been an artist and the owner of Phoebe Beasley Art Studio since 1975.
Included among her artistic accomplishments are having her art recognized by two United State presidents: Bill Clinton when he presented the ambassadors of the Diplomatic Corps with one of Beasley’s monoprints entitled “Clinton Inaugural” in 1993, and in 1989 when she was commissioned to do the “Official Artwork” for the inauguration of President George H.W. Bush.
She was a senior account manager at KFI-AM and KOST-FM from 1970 to 1999 and was a layout artist at Sage Productions from 1969 to 1970. Beasley was a high school art teacher for the Cleveland, Ohio Board of Education from 1965 to 1969.
Beasley is also a member of the Ebell of Los Angeles and the Trusteeship, a Southern California Chapter of the International Women’s Forum. She was a member of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission from 1997 to 2012, the United Negro College Fund Los Angeles Advisory Board, and the board of the Transportation Foundation of Los Angeles.