Saturday, January 8, 2011

Interiors by American in Paris Walter Gay 1856-1937

Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937)
Massachusetts native Walter Gay (1856-1937) did not paint the simple interiors of the previous Danish painters. He married Matilda E. Travers, the daughter of William R. Travers, a prominent New York City investor & co-founder of Saratoga Race Course. In 1876, the couple moved to Paris, where Gay became a pupil of Leon Bonnat. The couple lived in an apartment on the Left Bank; & in 1907, they purchased Chateau Le Bréau on a 300-acre walled park near the Forest of Fontainebleau. He painted the opulence that surrounded him. When Walter Gay died in 1937, his obituary in The New York Times described him as the "dean of American artists in Paris." The following year the Metropolitan Museum of Art held a memorial exhibition of his work.

Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937)
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Villa Trianon, Versailles
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Villa Barbaro in Venice.
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) -The Interior of a Bedroom
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) The Green Salon 1912
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) The Green Lacquer Room
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) The Chinese Screen
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937)
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Salon in the Apartment of G
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Living Hall
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) -La Porte Ouverte Chateau du Breau
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Interior with Fireplace
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Interior of Bedroom of the Chateau du Breau 1912
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Galerie des Bustes, Chaeau du Reveillon
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Elsie de Wolfe's Drawing Room
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Edith Wharton's Bedroom
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Chez-Helleu
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Château du Bréau
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Château du Bréau
Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Blue and White 1904.

6 comments:

  1. Just a note of appreciation from someone who has just discovered your site and is so grateful for the new names of superb painters it gives me and a wider audience.
    I am sure you will not mind that I have used (with due attribution!) one of the paintings which figured on a recent blog entry of yours in my own blog ("Carpathian Musings") http://nomadron.blogspot.com/2011/01/in-praise-of-austerity.html
    Too many people focus only on the well-known painters and just don't realise what incredible riches there are out there (particularly 19th century and early 2oth century) in countries like Denmark, Russia and Belgium to mention just three favourites of mine. I was also lucky enough to spend a year in Bulgaria and now collect their painters - particularly mid 20th century.
    Keep up the great work, please!


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  2. Thank you for your very kind comments.

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  3. Gaye, The architecture of these rooms & views outdoors is spectacular. Barbara

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  4. I love the interior of the bedroom. I wish I was there now, curled up in that bed.

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  5. Janet, Well, perhaps if it were a queen or king size. Barbara

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