1921-1922New York City-born artists and brothers, Gifford (1874-1956) and Reynolds Beal (1866–1951) came to Rockport.Arts and Culture, Art

Photo of drawing Northeast Gale, 1929 by Reynolds Beal, 1985. Gloucester Daily Times, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 12258
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The Beals were both students of William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. Both brothers came from wealth, but only Reynolds benefited. Unfortunately, though he was important in early twentieth-century American impressionism, a debilitating illness in the 1930s curtailed his artmaking.

Gifford Beal had to make a living. He was president of the liberal, non-degreed Art Students League of New York for twelve nonconsecutive years between 1916 and 1930, and taught there in 1931 and 1932.

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