(1890 - 1948)
August Gay was active/lived in California. August Gay is known for modernist landscape, waterfront, mural.
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Biography August Gay
Known as "Gus" Gay, he was part of the Society of Six, a group in the
Bay Area of California in the 1920s led by Selden Gile that espoused a
new style of painting focused on bright colors and impressionist
techniques. It was a rebellion against the prevalent sombre
tonalism and decorative aesthetics of William Keith and Arthur Mathews.
Much of his painting was Cubist inspired and geometric, and he
did not receive much national recognition until the 1950s. In
addition to painting landscapes and coastal scenes, many of them on
cigar box tops, he was also a muralist, etcher, and furniture builder.
was born in Rabou, near Gap, France between Marseilles and Turin and
from this background, brought a stron
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