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 Maud Florance Gatewood  (1934 - 2004)

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Lived/Active: North Carolina/New York / Austria      Known for: abstract landscape, figure and genre painting, teaching

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Following is the obituary of the artist, which appeared in The Washington Post, November 12, 2004

Maud Florance Gatewood  (It is possible that Maud (note spelling) was named for her Aunt Maud Florance.)

Maud Florance Gatewood (Age 70) of Chapel Hill, NC, died Monday, November 8, 2004, at Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell.  She was born in Yanceyville, NC on January 8, 1934, the only child of the late John Yancey Gatewood and Mary Lea Florance Gatewood. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 14, 2004, at the Yanceyville Presbyterian Church, Yanceyville, NC officiated by the Rev. Marie P. Reed, Rev. Cephus Lea and Chancellor Patricia A. Sullivan, with interment to follow in the Yanceyville Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Upon completion of services, a celebration of life reception will be held at the Gatewood House, which is now the Caswell County Historical Museum.

Gatewood was arguably the most important living North Carolina painter and considered by art historians, curators, museum directors and collectors as one of the most important painters in North Carolina history. Maud Gatewood's artwork is familiar to museum-goers throughout the South. She has been a prominent figure throughout the southeastern United States during her 55-year career.

An astute student, her interest in art began as a youngster in her hometown of Yanceyville, NC, studying then in 1945 at Averett College in nearby Danville, VA. At the age of 16, after having skipped two grades of school, she entered what is now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received her B.A. in fine arts in 1954. One year later, she received her M.A. in painting from Ohio State University. She continued her education as an instructor beginning in 1956 at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, and then at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. She then received a Fullbright Grant to study art history and painting at the Akademie Fur Angewandte Kunst and an extended Fullbright to study with Oskar Kokoschka in Salzburg, Austria.

Her educational years were interspersed with traveling the world, that was the beginning of a life-long penchant, even at her death she was planning her next trip. In 1964, she returned to the U.S. where she joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and served as founding head of the university art department. She then went on to teach at Central Piedmont Community College before returning to her home, Caswell County, where she was a professor for many years at Averett University. During her academic career, she also served as a visiting professor and artist at the University of Cincinnati, Davidson College, and the State University of New York, Oswego. Ms. Gatewood was honored by her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts in 1999.

On her life's path of discovery in painting, Ms. Gatewood was awarded the North Carolina Federation of Women's Club Scholarship in 1953; a painting award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1972; the North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship in 1980; the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art NEAA Grant 1981; the prestigious North Carolina Award in Fine Arts (Governor's Award) in 1984; the North Carolina Poster Award Commission for the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1987 and in 1993 she represented North Carolina in the Absolute statehood campaign featured in USA Today and Newsweek.

She exhibited widely in the Southeastern United States and was honored with a retrospective exhibition covering 40 years of painting, organized by the Weatherspoon Gallery of Art at UNC-G in Greensboro, NC. The exhibition toured from 1994-95 in what is now the Cameron Museum of Art in Wilmington, NC as well as the Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC; Albany Museum of Art in Albany, GA and the Gallery of Art and Design at NC State University in Raleigh, NC.

She represented the State of North Carolina in the exhibition Nine from North Carolina the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC in 1989. She was also featured in the 1988 Biannual at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC; the Southern Arts Federation exhibition tour, Three Approaches to the Figurative, 1986; a drawing exhibition at the Knight Gallery at Spirit Square in Charlotte in 1989; an exhibition at the Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, SC in 1984 featuring Ten Years - Ten Artists; Greenhill Center for North Carolina Arts in Greensboro, NC in 1984; Painting in the South the Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA 1983-85 and a touring exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art in 1983.

One of North Carolina's most collected and sought after artists, Maud Gatewood's public collections include BB&T, Charlotte, NC; Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Baltimore, MD; Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, RTP, NC; Coca-Cola, Atlanta, GA; Nasher Art Museum at Duke University, Durham, NC; Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC; First Union Bank, Charlotte, NC; Smith-Kline Glaxo, RTP, NC; Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN; IBM Corporation, Charlotte, NC; Miller Brewing Company, Eden, NC; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC; National Gallery for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Nations Bank, N.A., Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, NC; Philip Morris Company, New York, NY; RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston-Salem, NC; Sprint, Wake Forest, NC; Kenan-Flagler School of Business, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC; Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, FL and Central Carolina Bank, Durham, NC.

She was represented by various commercial galleries throughout her career. She was previously associated most often with the former David Heath Gallery in Atlanta, GA; the Willard Gallery and the Fischbach Gallery in New York City as well as the McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery and Henri Gallery in Washington, DC in past years. For the last 25 years, Ms. Gatewood has been represented exclusively by the Hodges Taylor Gallery in Charlotte, NC and the Somerhill Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC. A recent documentary film, Gatewood: Facing the White Canvas, recently been completed by the Academy Award winning film company Empowerment Project and premiered at the North Carolina Museum of Art last month.

In the area of public service, Ms. Gatewood was elected in 1976 as the first female member of the Caswell County Board of Commissioners and served as chairperson until 1980. During her tenure, she was an advocate for economic development, land use planning and expanded human resource services for the county. She also served on numerous state, local and national boards and commissions, including the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, Piedmont Triad Council of Governments and North Carolina Arts Council.

Courtesy, Rick Frederick, Archivist and Webmaster, Caswell County Historical Association

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http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=caswellcounty&id=I6028

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
"Studio Arts Building Named For N.C. Artist Maud Gatewood", By Steve Gilliam, University Relations, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro University News, May, 2006

When it opens this summer [2006], the new Studio Arts Building at UNCG will bear the name of Maud Gatewood, the late artist who is acknowledged as one of the state’s most important painters. UNCG trustees named the building for Gatewood, a renowned artist who was a 1954 alumna of Woman’s College (now UNCG). Located on Highland Avenue just off Spring Garden Street, the 99,000-square-foot structure is a North Carolina Higher Education Bonds project and is being built at a cost of $17.6 million. A formal dedication will be held October 5 as part of UNCG’s Founders Day activities.

“There could be no better choice than Maud Gatewood as the namesake for our Studio Art Building,” said UNCG Chancellor Patricia A. Sullivan. “She was a one-of-a-kind individual who graduated from this institution and then went on to achieve national and international recognition for her painting. She was one of the state’s finest artists, and it will be an honor for this university to put her name on a new building that will benefit our art and design students for years to come.”

Maud Florance Gatewood, who died in November 2004 at the age of 70, is considered by art historians, curators, museum directors and collectors as one of the most important painters in North Carolina history. Her namesake, the Maud Gatewood Studio Arts Building is located on Highland Avenue near the Weatherspoon Art Museum, which holds five Gatewood paintings in its collection, and will receive some of her other paintings from her estate. Upon completion, it will house UNCG’s departments of Art and Interior Architecture. Scheduled to be completed this summer, the building will open its classrooms, design studios, foundry, ceramics studio, art gallery and outdoor sculpture garden to students this fall.

At the age of 16, having skipped two grades in school, Gatewood entered Woman’s College where she earned her B.A. in fine arts in 1954. A year later, she completed an M.A. in painting at Ohio State University and later studied at UNCG and Harvard University. Later in her career, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Salzburg, Austria. She exhibited widely in the southeastern United States throughout her career and won numerous awards for her work. Her life and work was chronicled in an hour-long documentary, “Gatewood: Facing the Canvas,” which was produced by UNC-TV.

Will South, curator of collections at the Weatherspoon, said of the artist, “Maud was one of the state’s most fiercely independent artists. She set a standard for both innovation and integrity in her work.” She had other activities beyond her art. In 1976, Gatewood was elected as the first female member of the Caswell County Board of Commissioners and served as chairperson until 1980. During her tenure, she advocated economic development, land use planning and expanded human resource services for the county. She also served on numerous state, local and national boards and commissions, including the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, Piedmont Triad Council of Governments and N.C. Arts Council.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum held a Gatewood retrospective exhibition in 1994 that covered 40 years of her painting. The exhibition later traveled to five museums throughout the South. Gatewood was honored by UNCG with an honorary doctorate in fine arts in 1999.

Courtesy, Rick Frederick, Archivist and Webmaster, Caswell County Historical Association

Source:
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=caswellcounty&id=I6028

These Notes from AskART represent the beginning of a possible future biography for this artist. Please click here if you wish to help in its development:
Gatewood studied at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Ohio State University and Harvard Summer School. 

She preferred working in polymers.

Information provided by Everette James.

Biography from The Johnson Collection:
As a young girl in Yanceyville, North Carolina, Maud Florance Gatewood had parents who encouraged her independence and free spirit. She explored her hometown on horseback and cultivated a close relationship with nature that would influence her creative endeavors. Having displayed an early artistic penchant, Gatewood took classes at Averett College while in high school before enrolling at the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro at the age of sixteen. Following her graduation in 1954, she went on to acquire a master’s degree in painting from Ohio State University the next year. In 1963, Gatewood received a Fulbright grant to study at the Akademie fur Angewandte Kunst in Vienna and with the Austrian expressionist painter Oskar Kokoschka.

Upon her return to the United States, Gatewood accepted a faculty position at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte; over the course of her academic career, she would also teach at Averett University, Central Piedmont Community College, Davidson College, the University of Cincinnati, and the State University of New York, Oswego.

She continually pursued her own artistic interests and exhibited throughout the Southeast during her lifetime; her paintings were included in the landmark 1983 touring exhibition Painting in the South and in Nine from North Carolina held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. in 1989. Gatewood experimented with a range of styles, ranging from realism to abstract; media; and subject matter, including landscapes, architecture, forms and patterns, figures, and genre scenes. Highly individualistic, Gatewood was reluctant to define her aesthetic philosophy, insisting that “her paintings were her statement.” Over the course of her career, she was honored by numerous prestigious arts organizations, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Gatewood was deeply engaged in her community and home state, serving on many boards and commissions up until her death. She is remembered as one of the most important twentieth century artists from North Carolina, and her achievements were lauded in in the documentary film, Gatewood: Facing the White Canvas.

Maud Gatewood’s paintings are included in the collections of the Hunter Museum of Art, Mint Museum of Art, Nasher Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and North Carolina Museum of Art.

The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina


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