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Six Generations of Gould Family Art
August 14, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, August 1 – Sunday, September 28, 2014
Few families in the history of art have had as long and distinguished a run of creative talent as that of the Gould family of the Hudson Valley. Beginning with talented artists Albert Gould and his son George M. Gould, working in the 19th century, the line has continued to the present day. Six generations of art will be on display at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum from August through September.
In the third generation, John Fleming Gould was nationally known for his advertising, poster, and illustration art as well as his powerful gallery work from the 1920’s. He and his wife Mary founded the Bethlehem Art Gallery in Cornwall, NY, the first in the area, in 1957.
John and Mary’s three sons, Robert, William and Paul, have maintained the tradition in marketing, photography and painting respectively. The sons have provided a fourth generation’s contribution to the family history with equal distinction.
Original work by Paul’s daughter Kate and her two daughters Faith and Sage will bring the family’s body of art into the 21st century and its sixth generation.
A diverse exhibition linking the family in imaginative and skillful work, the Gould show reveals a dazzling continuity of creative insight and technical mastery in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, and photography.
The public is invited to meet members of the Gould family at an artist’s reception at the Museum on Thursday, August 14, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is located at 94 Broadway, across from City Hall, in the City of Newburgh. It is one of a national chain, with twelve in the U.S., specializing in the preservation and display of original, historically significant documents and manuscripts. Museum Hours: Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.
Admission is always free.
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