Arts Leadership Award Program

Bruce Beasley

Representing Alameda County Supervisorial District Five —

Bruce Beasley of Oakland, is an established and well known artist. His sculptures are in the permanent collection of 36 Art Museums throughout the world. Bruce is a very active member of the East Bay arts and sculpture community. Educated at UC Berkeley, he started in the 60’s in a small studio in West Oakland and has never left. For more than 50 years, Bruce has had a prolific career in the areas of sculpture and public art. He has also contributed to advances in the world of 3D abstract art. Bruce has made a bequest to the Oakland Museum of California of his studio complex with an endowment that will establish the future Bruce Beasley Sculpture Center in West Oakland.