George Howell Gay (1858-1931) “Gloucester Coastline”, watercolor on paper, 14” x 22”, signed lower right, circa late 1800’s, Montgomery Museum of Art exhibition label verso

Artist Biography

George Howell Gay (1858-1931)
George H. Gay was well known for his watercolor landscapes, seascapes and paintings of rivers and ships, mostly along the shores of New England. Gay also painted snowscapes, but these are scarcer. It is unusual to find an oil painting by this artist, as he worked mainly in watercolor. Some of his works display a tonalist aesthetic.

He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 2, 1858, and lived in Chicago and then in 1889, settled in Bronxville, New York. Gay was a pupil of Paul Brown and Henry Elkins in Chicago.

He is known to have exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1890; Boston Art Club, 1890-1900; and Boston Art Club, 1897.

Painting Features

Artist First Name George Howell
Artist Last Name Gay
Artist's Dates (1858-1931)
Materials watercolor on paper,
Markings signed lower right,
Size 14” x 22”,
Price contact gallery
Comments Circa late 1800’s, Montgomery Museum of Art exhibition label verso. This painting is in excellent condition, in a beautiful gold frame, also in excellent condition.