Monday, January 26, 2015

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 Danish painters. He married American heiress Matilda Travers (1855-1943), 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) Front Parlor after 1909



Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) 


Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) 




Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Dining room, Dagnanville, c. 1895




Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) The Green Salon 1912


Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937)



Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937) Living Hall



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)



Walter Gay (American painter, 1856-1937)


See: Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Guy by Isabel L. Taube with additional texts by Priscilla Vail Caldwell, Nina Gray & Frick Director of Curatorial Affairs Sarah Hall.



1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed these paintings. Thank you. Where can they be viewed? Are they in the book that you referenced?

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