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 August Gay  (1890 - 1948)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: modernist landscape, waterfront, mural

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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 t (showing 500 of 5377 characters).

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Impressionists Pre 1940
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