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Acrylic on canvas, monogrammed and dated 1986 at lower right, presented in a gilt floater frame, retaining label to the verso inscribed by the artist with the following title(s) "Palm Beach Courtyard / or / Palm Beach Dealer / or / Palm Beach Cat... you name it!"
Stretcher size 16 x 14 in.; Frame dimensions 18 x 16 1/4 in.From the Estate of the late Joseph D. Rowand, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Joe Rowand was instrumental in developing a contemporary art scene in North Carolina. After studying in New York City at Parsons, he brought the big city art feel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina when he opened Somerhill Gallery in 1972. His gallery served as an epicenter for collectors and artists to gather and grow for over thirty years.
The daughter of the Caswell County sheriff, Maud Gatewood was born and raised in the rural town of Yanceyville, North Carolina. She began her art studies at the age of 10 at Averett College in Danville, Virginia. In 1954 she graduated from North Carolina Woman's College (now UNC-Greensboro) 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. Gatewood traveled extensively throughout her lifetime, but was always drawn back to her Caswell County roots.
Gatewood exhibited widely throughout the Southeast and her work is now among the most collected and sought after of North Carolina 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; Asheville Art Museum; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina; Nasher Art Museum at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; and Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia.
Good estate condition.
$2,000 - 4,000