Lot 2017
Maud Gatewood (NC, 1934-2004), Swimmer Study #3
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Watercolor on paper, 1987, pencil signed, dated, and titled, retains gallery label to verso, matted and framed.

Sheet size 12 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.; Frame dimensions 20 1/2 x 18 3/4 in.

Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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.

Some scattered stains; not examined out of frame.