Art’s Ball: Wood Gaylor & American Modernism, 1913-1936 

Samuel WoodGaylor(1883-1957) was a prime mover in the New York art scene from the 1910s to the1930s, buthas been unjustly overlooked by art historians.Theexhibition spotlightsGaylor’scontributions to the heady and vibrant post-Armory Show American art world, in which groups of artists—some well-known, others forgotten—collaborated to promote the cause of modern art.Gaylor’spaintings, teeming with color and action, record art auctions, costume balls, and sketching sessions. The goal of both the exhibition and its accompanying catalogue is to paint a vivid picture of ahistorical momentbursting with intersecting strands of burgeoning American Modernism.The exhibition, originating at the University of Vermont, is curated by FlemingMuseum curator Andrea P. Rosen, in consultation with independent art historian Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander. The exhibition comes to OMAA as part of a three-venue tour including the Fleming and the Heckscher Museum of Art.

EXHIBITION SPONSORS: The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is deeply grateful to The Front PorchCharlie Hindmarsh for the generous support of the exhibition, and to Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC, for the generous support of the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue.

Exhibition Preview
Samuel Wood Gaylor (1883-1957)
"The Penguin Club (Dancing Lesson with Walt Kuhn)"
c. 1917–1919
Oil on canvas
15 x 17 in.
Courtesy of the Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont
Samuel Wood Gaylor (1883-1957)
"Potato Race"
1931
Oil on fabric, relined on linen with wax
25 x 31 in.
Courtesy of the Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont
Samuel Wood Gaylor (1883-1957)
"Luna Park"
n.d.
Watercolor on grey paper
12 x 9 in.
Courtesy of the Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Gift of David Pitman, #1972.22.7
Samuel Wood Gaylor (1883-1957)
"Five Nudes"
1916
Drypoint
Sheet: 8 1/8 x 10 1/16 in.; Plate: 5 x 6 11/16 in.
Courtesy of the Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont
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