Wood Gaylor on view at Dowling Walsh Gallery

“Boxer (Jack Johnson),” by Wood Gaylor.

Dowling Walsh Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Wood Gaylor (1883-1957), which runs Aug. 21 to Oct. 31. This exhibition coincides with “Art’s Ball: Wood Gaylor & American Modernism, 1913-1936,” on view at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art through Oct. 31. 

Wood Gaylor was born in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1883. During the 1920s, Gaylor spent summers at The Ogunquit Art Colony, where he met and worked alongside artists including Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Marguerite and William Zorach. 

Gaylor was experimental in his early etchings and carvings, and the influence of Gauguin, Matisse, Davies and Laurent is palpable. Well-trained and completely immersed in modernist artistic styles, however, Gaylor’s mature style is uniquely his own. Flat areas of blocked color, and crowded scenes recording events and moments he witnessed, are hallmarks of his work.

Works by Gaylor are in the public collections of many major art museums, including the Whitney Museum of Art (New York), the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.) and the Portland Museum of Art (Maine). He died in 1957.

Dowling Walsh Gallery is at 365 Main St. in Rockland. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment on Sundays and Mondays. Visit www.dowlingwalsh.com, or call 207-596-0084 for more information.

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