Lot 120
Maud Gatewood (NC, 1934-2004), Farm Pond - Snow Ending
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Acrylic on canvas, monogrammed and dated 1974, presented in a floater frame with white gold leaf edge.

SS 60.25 x 72.5 in.; DOA 61.75 x 73.75 in.

From the Collection of Mr. Jonathan P. Alcott, Raleigh, NC

Collection of Mary Jo and Dick Bell, Raleigh, NC

Scent of the Pine, You Know How I Feel: North Carolina Art from the Jonathan P. Alcott Collection, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville, Virginia, June 20 - October 18, 2014 (illustrated in the accompanying catalogue). This exhibition traveled to the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC, September 10 - December 4, 2016.
Southern Exposures - Retrospective Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, traveling North Carolina and Georgia, 1994-1995. (illustrated in the accompanying catalogue titled maud gatewood: re-visions)

The daughter of the Caswell County sheriff, Maud Gatewood was born and raised in the rural town of Yanceyville, NC. She began her art studies at the age of 10 at Averett College in Danville, VA. In 1954 she graduated from North Carolina Woman's College (now UNC-G) with a B.F.A., studying under Gregory Ivy. The next year she earned her M.A. in Painting from Ohio State. And in 1963 she was awarded a Fulbright grant to study under Oskar Kokoschka in Austria.

She returned to North Carolina in 1964, where she was founding head of the Art Department at UNC-Charlotte. She was a faculty member of UNC-Charlotte until 1973. In 1975, she returned to Caswell County and became a professor of art at Averett College, a position she held until her retirement in 1997. Over the course of her life-long career as an art educator, she reached students far beyond NC and VA.

Gatewood traveled extensively throughout her lifetime, but was always drawn back to her Caswell County roots. This painting is characteristic of her instantly recognizable later work, with a tight linear abstracted quality evoking a strong emotional state in the viewer.

Gatewood exhibited widely throughout the Southeast and her work is now one of the most collected and sought after of NC artists. She is represented in numerous public and private collections including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Nasher Art Museum at Duke University, Durham, NC; and Coca-Cola, Atlanta, GA.

Small crazing line to surface in lower left quadrant; small area of loss to gilding on frame at lower right corner.

$10,000 - 20,000