Edward Gay (artist)

Edward Gay (1837–1928) was an Irish-American performer who specialized in landscape paintings. He was supple in Mt. Vernon, New York and Cragsmoor, New York.

The Great Famine of Ireland forced his intimates to change to America, when he was 11 years old. Gay trained in Albany upon the advice of James Hart, his brother William Hart, and George Henry Boughton, artists who ascribed Gay's capacity while he was nevertheless a child.

In 1862, Gay went to Karlsruhe in Germany to continue his studies under the artists Johann Wilhelm Schirmer and Karl Friedrich Lessing. In 1864 he returned to the United States and dedicated himself to landscape painting.

Gay and his wife, Martha Freary, moved to Mt. Vernon, New York. The couple had a son, Duncan–also an artist–and a daughter, Ingovar.

Gay was a believer of the New York Artists Fund Society, National Academy of Design, and the Lotos Club. He exhibited in museums and galleries throughout America and he painted murals for public libraries in Mt. Vernon, New York and Bronxville, New York.

Gay died in 1928 in Mount Vernon, New York.

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