By Women For Tomorrow's Women: A Benefit Auction For Miss Porter's School
ADELAIDE LAWSON GAYLOR
1889 - 1986
oil on board
Board: 12 by 16 in. (30.5 by 40.6 cm.)
Framed: 16 by 20 in. (40.6 by 50.8 cm.)
This work is in good condition overall. There is minor soiling. There are scattered pinpoint accretions. The reverse exhibits trace evidence of exposure to moisture. Under ultraviolet light there are scattered pinpoints of inpainting. Framed without glazing.
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Private Collection, Pennsylvania
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Born in New York City, Adelaide Lawson Gaylor began her career at the Art Students League where she studied under Kenneth Hayes Miller. A member of the Society of the Society of Independent American Artists and the Salons of America, she was also a founder of the New York Society of Women Artists. In 1926, she married the artist Wood Gaylor, a student of Walt Kuhn's at the National Academy of Design. The Gaylors were active participants in the New York art world and were part of an influential circle of modern artists and thinkers that included William and Marguerite Zorach, Jules Pascin, Stefan Hirsch, and John Dos Passos. In 1932, the couple moved to Long Island where they organized classes and exhibitions at their barn in Glenwood Landing.