(1918 - 2007)
Gil Reid was active/lived in Wisconsin, Missouri. Gil Reid is known for railroad views, illustrations.
Biography Gil Reid
The following biography is based on an article, "Artist Gil Reid," published in Railroad Heritage Magazine, spring 2000, submitted to AskART by the author, John Gruber:
The favorite paintings this artist created are based on his boyhood experiences with steam locomotives, especially the 1930s in Indiana. As an adult, he established a studio in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, near the Canadian Pacific Main Line.
He has done numerous calendars for Amtrak from 1977 through 1993, and as a result traveled to many interesting locations for subject matter. However, most of his paintings are from memory, but for detailing on special items such as locomotives, he paints from photographs.
Before World War II, he worked for Mon
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