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 Walter Gay  (1856 - 1937)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts / France      Known for: interior, genre, figure, still life

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BIOGRAPHY for Walter Gay
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Birth
1856 (Hingham, Massachusetts)
 
Death
1937

Lived/Active
Massachusetts / France


Self portrait - Reflected Self-Portrait with Mrs. Gay Reclining


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interior, genre, figure, still life

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New York Armory Show of 1913
Born in Hingham, Massachusetts, Walter Gay became a painter who specialized in interiors, particularly those of eighteenth-century French buildings. His style was traditional, and he ignored the influences of modernist paintings he saw while studying in Paris beginning 1876. He remained in Europe the rest of his life.

In his compositions, the rooms are nearly always devoid of human presence but suggest that someone has been there. Many of his interiors are museum settings, and although he (showing 500 of 2044 characters).



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