(1879 - 1956)
Gifford Beal was active/lived in New York. Gifford Beal is known for painting-street-circus-coastal, mural.
Gifford Beal, painter, etcher, muralist, and teacher, was born in New York
City in 1879. The son of landscape painter William Reynolds Beal, Gifford
Beal began studying at William Merritt Chase's Shinnecock School of Art
(the first established school of plein air painting in America) at the
age of thirteen, when he accompanied his older brother, Reynolds, to
summer classes. He remained a pupil of Chase's for ten years also
studying with him in New York City at the artist's private studio in
the Tenth Street Studio Building. Later at his father's behest, he
attended Princeton University from 1896 to 1900 while still continuing
his lessons with Chase. Upon graduation from Princeton he took classes
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