Gifford Beal

Painter and watercolorist Gifford Beal gained widespread recognition during the first half of the twentieth century for his gentle, warmly lit depictions of American landscapes and urban views. His style and subject matter shifted throughout the years, from austere seascapes featuring monumental figures to dynamic views of New York’s freight yards. Friend and fellow painter Barry Faulkner said Beal’s work showed “the eternal pleasures of work and leisure, the casual enjoyable incidents which add so much to life’s richness.”

Source: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Everson Museum of Art