Peter Beard: Sir Mick Jagger and Nile Rodgers pay tribute to ‘visionary artist’ and photographer

Adrian Ovalle

Stars are paying tribute to “visionary artist” Peter Beard who was discovered dead in woods near his cliff-side home on Sunday.

The well known wildlife photographer, who had actually developed dementia in the last few years and had at least one stroke, was 82.

His body was found by a hunter in a remote woody location of a state park in Long Island, east of New york city City, weeks after his family reported him missing on 31 March.

Peter Beard and Lou Reed in 2006

The photographer on his 65 th birthday at Cipriani, New York City, in 2003

“He died where he lived: in nature,” his family stated in a declaration posted on Beard’s website on Sunday night.

The reason for death has actually not been figured out however neither nasty play nor suicide is presumed.

Beard was renowned for his bold pictures of African wildlife throughout the years he lived there, and his journals that have actually typically incorporated his pictures have actually been extensively revealed and released given that the 1960 s.

His best-known work was Completion of Game released in 1965, which recorded the beauty and love of Africa and the disaster of its threatened wildlife, in specific the elephant.

Peter Beard and former partner Cheryl Tiegs (second left) with Fleetwood Mac at Studio 54, New York City

Peter Beard (C) and designs at Studio 54 in 1978

Stories about his individual life took precedence in the media over his work at times, and he had well-documented love with much of the women he photographed for publication style shoots, consisting of Candice Bergen and Lee Radziwill – the sis of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, according to the New York City Times.

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He was likewise a routine at former nightspot Studio 54 in New York City and blended with numerous figures of the Swinging Sixties consisting of Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Salvador Dali and the Rolling Stones.

Beard was wed to supermodel Cheryl Tiegs for 2 years in the 80 s and found David Bowie’s partner Iman on the streets of Nairobi.

Cheryl Tiegs and Peter Beard in1978 Picture: Bei/Shutterstock.

Sir Mick Jagger paid tribute to his good friend in an Instagram post, composing: “Sad to hear my dear friend Peter Beard has died, he was a visionary artist and photographer, who wasn’t afraid to take risks. My thoughts are with his wife Nejma and daughter Zara.”

Artist Nile Rodgers explained Beard as “one of a kind, a lovely soul and an artist of the highest order”.

RIPPeterBeard and my sincerest acknowledgements to Nejma and his family and good friends. He simply reacted to an instagram post of my own a couple of weeks earlier. We have actually had fantastic times together. He was among a kind, a charming soul and an artist of the highest order.

— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers)April 20, 2020

Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes stated Beard “seized every moment and devoured it with intense joy”, including: “His energy and profound belief in natural beauty and art was an inspiration.”

Born into a rich family in Manhattan in 1938, Beard finished in 1961 from Yale, where he studied with the artist Josef Albers and art historian Vincent Scully.

” I’m unfortunate to hear that Peter Beard has actually left our world. He was really among life’s fantastic travelers, curious and courageous to completion. He took every minute and and devoured it with extreme happiness.

His energy and extensive belief in natural beauty and art was a motivation. -Nick”

— Duran Duran (@duranduran)April 20, 2020

Wow. What a downer. Rest In Peace you fantastic animal. My genuine acknowledgements to the good friends and family of famous Peter Beard. What an unbelievable character and artist he was. I feel extremely honored to have actually met him.

— Trash (@garbage)April 20, 2020

He took a trip to Denmark after finishing and met and photographed Karen Blixen, who had actually composed the narrative Out of Africa under the pen name Isak Dinesen.

Beard is made it through by his partner Nejma Beard and child Zara.

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