Gayle B. Tate (born 1944) “Abe Lincoln”
oil on board, 8.5” x 7”, signed lower right

Artist Biography

Gayle B. Tate is known as a trompe l’oeil painter. “Trompe l’oeil is a French term meaning ‘trick the eye’. Tate is a native of Midwest America, born in Abilene, Texas and raised as a world traveler, the son of a career army officer. He studied engineering at the University of Wyoming from 1962 to 1964, then graduated from Florida State University in 1967. He then served in the United States Air Force for five years as a commissioned officer, and was honorably discharged in 1972 with the rank of Captain. Desiring to go into studio production, he pursued extensive private studies at the Loch Haven Art Center in Orlando and with private ateliers in Orlando, Tampa, Asheville, North Carolina and Laramie, Wyoming. Even while serving in the Air Force, Mr. Tate began working in the art business, establishing his first gallery in Texas in 1967. His refined classical techniques and craftsmanship transcend both old and new eras of art history.

Painting Features

Artist First Name Gayle B.
Artist Last Name Tate
Artist's Dates (born 1944)
Materials oil on board
Markings signed lower right
Size 8.5” x 7”
Price contact gallery
Comments This painting is in excellent condition.