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George Gale

 (1893 - 1951)
George Albert Gale was active/lived in Rhode Island.  George Gale is known for marine, genre, illustrator, etcher.

Biography  
George Gale


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His works are located at:
Bristol Historical Society:
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1. Watercolor, "Schooner, Minnie G. Whitney" (ca.1922)

Newport Art Museum:
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1. Etching, "Cutting in--Schooner Athlete" (acc.# 987.003.39)

Providence Art Club:
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1. Etching, "Viola Just Arrived"

Rhode Island Historical Society--Graphics Dept.:
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1. File boxes of approximately 200-300 pencil sketches (broad subject matter including ships, seamen, cowboys, horses, Indians, men, and women) (acc.# 1991.126)

RISD:
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1. Etching, "Ebb Tide" (20th c.) (acc.# 20.671)
2. Etching, "Discharging the Oil" (20th c.) (acc.# 28.071)
3. Etching, "Baby of the Fleet" (acc.# 52.029)
4. Etching, "Baby of the Fleet" (acc.# 84-198.460)
5. Etching, "The Baby of the Fleet (The A.R. Tucker)" (acc.# INV2006.277)

Source:
Unveiled: a directory and guide to 19th century born artists active in Rhode Island, and where to find their work in publicly accessible Rhode Island collections by Elinor L. Nacheman


Biography from the Archives of askART
George Gale is recognized as one of Rhode Islands most accomplished nautical painters. He was born in Bristol near the turn of the century, but he soon made his way to the United States on a freighter bound for New York. He kept a journal of his voyage complete with pencil sketches.

He took a position as a mate on a commercial schooner in New Bedford during the 1920s. He worked in the whaling industry and soon earned a reputation as a master boat-builder, rigger and sailor. He was known to have painted in the area of Barrington, Rhode Island in the 1930s before pursuing formal art training at the Rhode Island School of Design. His knowledge of boats and the whaling industry is apparent in his nautical paintings and etchings that can be found in the New Bedford and Nantucket Whaling Museums.


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About  George Gale

Born:  1893 - Bristol, England
Died:   1951 - Barrington, Rhode Island
Known for:  marine, genre, illustrator, etcher