Samuel Wood Gaylor (1883-1957) was a prime mover in the New York art scene from the 1910s to the 1930s, but has been unjustly overlooked by art historians. The exhibition spotlights Gaylor’s contributions 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’s paintings, 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 a historical moment bursting with intersecting strands of burgeoning American Modernism. The exhibition, originating at the University of Vermont, is curated by Fleming Museum 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 Porch, Charlie 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.