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WWW.BRUCEGREGORY.COM. Prov: Directly From The Artist Estate || New York / Florida Artist Bruce Gregory 1917-2002 Abstract Painting Signed. TITLED: "Everglade" Circa 2000s. Measures approx. 24" X 16". Bruce Gregory was a modern painter of nature, still life, and street scenes and was known for his mastery of color and his distinctive, bold and hard-shadowed painting style. A working artist and teacher throughout his life, he painted from his own observation and personal experience. Gregory traveled extensively during his lifetime. His artistic muse sprang from the people he met and the places he saw; his geography and natural surroundings were important to him. As such, his work is often distinguishable by the geographic area represented, even in abstraction. One can observe distinct periods in Gregoryâ€™s painting as well as bold variations in subject and style based on the geographic locations where he worked actively, as can be seen in paintings completed in Paris, France; Ibiza, Spain; New York; Florida; Eastport, Maine; and Mexico. Early in his career, after World War II, and thanks to the G.I. Bill, Gregory lived and studied in Paris. The experience of painting with his teacher, noted French cubist painter, Fernand LÃ©ger (1881-1955), was engrained in him during this period. LÃ©ger was both a creative inspiration as well as an example, teaching him through the rigors and daily interaction of the competitive studio environment.Upon Gregoryâ€™s return to the United States, LÃ©ger chose him to collaborate on two murals he was commissioned to design for the United Nations General Assembly. It was a fruitful collaboration and, clearly, the influence of LÃ©ger as both his mentor and teacher would continue to inform Gregoryâ€™s work in the years that followed.In the United States, Gregory was an active member of the New York artistsâ€™ community and spent summers at the arts colony in Woodstock, NY in upstate New York, where he was a summer resident for many years during the late 1930s through the 1960s. In Woodstock, he studied, painted and became friends with many other artists including AndrÃ©e Ruellan, John W. Taylor, Arnold Blanch, Doris Lee, Philip Guston, Albert Heckman, Dan Gottschalk, Julio De Diego, Lucile Blanch, Eduardo Chavez, Marion Greenwood, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Agnes Hart, Sidney Laufman, Fletcher Martin, Anton Refregier, Harvey Fite, Robert Plate, and others.Gregory eventually settled in Sarasota, Florida, first as a winter resident starting in 1961, and where he was an instructor at the Ringling School of Art & Design (now Ringling College of Art & Design) for many years. Summers through the 1960s and 1970s would typically find Gregory with his wife, Millie, and their children in Woodstock, NY or in Eastport, ME, where Gregory also had a summer home, and traveling. After retiring from Ringling in 1984, Gregory continued to live in Florida, where he devoted himself to his artwork and was a well-recognized artist for the remainder of his life. He exhibited regularly and was widely known for his painting and papermaking.Gregoryâ€™s work has been exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Foster Harmon Galleries of American Art, Naples & Sarasota, FL; Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY; Associated American Artists (ACA), New York, NY; Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, FL; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Rollins Museum of Art, Winter Park, FL, and many others. Gregory’s work is also included in the permanent collections of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum in Woodstock, NY and the Huntington Art Museum in San Marino, California|| Please carefully read our terms of sale, shipping information, and request any condition reports or photos prior to placing a bid. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Because artwork, antiques and collectibles are known to be copied from pre-existing examples, the dating of such objects is often difficult to ascertain and opinions vary from expert to expert. Due to this, RB Fine Arts CFL Inc strongly suggests all potential bidders or a representative to meticulously inspect any and all items prior to bidding. Any reference to a specific time period and/or culture are only the opinion of RB Fine Arts CFL Inc and are not a guarantee of authenticity. 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