George Howell Gay
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1931 in New York
Early in his painting career at the Academy of Design in Chicago, George Howell Gay studied under Paul Brown, a well-known marine artist, and Henry Elkins, the landscape painter. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Gay was a watercolorist known for his landscapes and marine scenes. After moving to New York City in 1889 his subjects were inland New England and New York state coasts. Notable features of his work are the clarity of light and almost photographic detail.
Selected Group Exhibitions
1890 Boston Art Club
1890 National Academy of Design
Art Institute of Chicago
1900 Contemplating The American Watercolor:
Selections from the Transco Energy Co. Collection, Houston, Texas
n.d. The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
n.d. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
n.d. The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
n.d. The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
n.d. Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
n.d. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
n.d. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
n.d. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
n.d. Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
n.d. The Shoto Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, and traveling.
© 2002, 6/11 Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, Wisconsin 4/6/2010