Beem, Edgar (1949 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Art critic and freelance writer Edgar Allen Beem (born 22 Feb. 1949) is a Yarmouth resident. He lived in Westbrook during his childhood and young adult years and is a 1971 graduate of University of Maine Portland-Gorham, a precursor of today's University of Southern Maine, majoring in philosophy.

In addition to his extensive Maine Times publishing, Beem's articles have appeared in such diverse publications as Photo District News, Down East, Yankee, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Teacher Magazine. His subjects have included art, architecture and interviews.

Selected Bibliography

  • Maine Art Now (1990), a collection of art reviews, originally published in the (now-defunct) Maine Times
  • Maine: Art of the State (2000), part of Harry M. Abrams, Inc. 'Art of the State' series.
  • Backyard Maine : local essays (2009)