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GAY, Edward, artist, born in Ireland in 1837. He began to study art in Albany, New York, with James Hart, and went to Germany in 1862, where he studied with Schirmer in Carlsruhe, and subsequently with Lessing in Dusseldorf. He returned to the United States in 1867, and opened a studio in New York. In 1870 he was elected a National academician, and has regularly contributed to the exhibitions of the Academy and to those of the Water-color society. Among his works are "Mountain Stream" (1860); " Swabian Home" (1869) ; "Late Afternoon, near Albany" (1870);"Ready for the Reapers " (1875) ; "A Quiet Hour" (1876) ; " The Slopes of the Mohawk" (1877); "East Chester, New York " (1878) ; " The Last Load, Harvest-Time" (1878) ; " Gathering the Leaves" (1880) ; "Old Estates" (1881) ; "Banks of the Thames" (1882):" On the Sogne Fjord, Norway " (1883); " Golden Grain" (1883); and "Norwegian Scene" (1884). His water-colors include "Foggy Morning by the Lake" (1876) ; " A Spring Morning" (1877) ; " Waving Grain " (1884) ; " Riverside" (1884) ; " Haymaking" (1884) ; "Rye-Fields in Early June" (1885);" Hill-Side'" (1885); "Oyster-Beds in Pelham Bay" (1885); and "Salt Marshes" (1885).
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