Drawing at an early age seemed to come naturally to Bev Bevilaqua. Fortunately, he was encouraged by his family and teachers to continue in the arts. Born in the coastal town of Milford, Connecticut in 1927, he joined the Navy after high school and served on a destroyer in the Pacific during WWII.
After the war he attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art under the GI Bill. Graduating in 1951 he joined the Industrial Design firm of Henry Dreyfuss in New York City. He then joined and became a Partner in the firm of Eliot Noyes and Associates, Architecture and Industrial Design in New Cannan, Connecticut. His own firm BMA Industrial Design was formed in 1977 and he retired in 1997.
Bev received numerous design and mechanical patents during his 48 years in the practice of Industrial Design as well as numerous design awards.
Since retiring he has resumed painting and especially enjoys producing watercolors of local unique Maine architecture and other favorite and familiar scenery around his summer home on the coast, in the village of Popham Beach. He also teaches several Art History course at the Mid-Coast Senior College in Bath. Recently, the Maine State Arts Commision selected two of his paintings fpor exhibit in the lobby of the Capitol building in Augusta.