Edward B Gay
(1837 - 1928)
Edward B. Gay was active/lived in New York / Ireland. Edward Gay is known for landscape, rural life, still-life and mural painting.
Biography Edward B. Gay
up in Albany, New York, Edward Gay was among the hundreds of thousands
Irish emigrants who relocated to the United States and Canada in the
wake of the Potato famine. After settling in Albany, Gay began
art studies with the local Hudson River School artist James Hart, also
an emigrant of the British Isles. By 1858, at the age of twenty
one, Gay was exhibiting at the National Academy of Design in New York.
1868, he had moved to New York City, only to relocate to Mount Vernon
two years later to accommodate the needs of a growing family. He would
spend the next fifty-eight years painting southern Westchester County.
Early on he was the typical Hudson River School artist, but lat
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