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High Tide

20th Century
29 1/4 in. x 35 in. (74.3 cm x 88.9 cm)

William A. Gaw, American, (1891–1973)

Object Type: Paintings
Creation Place: North America, United States, California
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of the Artist through Albert M. Bender
Accession Number: 1925.202
William Gaw was born in San Francisco and painted coastal landscapes inspired by his local surroundings. He experimented with both Cubist and Post-Impressionist art forms, and he was very interested in the science of color, often incorporating bright, complementary hues. His depiction of high tide captures the rugged and rocky beauty of the northern Pacific coastline. During his lifetime, Gaw was an influential teacher in the Bay Area and served as Chairman of the Art department at Mills College between 1942 and 1957.

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  • Frame Dimensions: 32 1/4 in. x 38 in. x 1 1/4 in. (81.92 cm x 96.52 cm x 3.18 cm)
  • Canvas Dimensions: 29 1/4 x 35 in. (742.95 x 889 mm)

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