RiverWinds Gallery at 172 Main St., Beacon, will host a talk by Robert Gould about his father, John F. Gould, at 4 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 5. RiverWinds is celebrating Beacon’s Centennial by featuring the work of John F. Gould. Robert Gould will talk about his father’s paintings of historic Hudson River Valley scenes including the Dayliners – trains and ferries that crossed the Hudson. The show closes on Sunday Oct. 6.
The RiverWinds show includes original paintings, sketches and pen and ink drawings by John F. Gould of the Newburgh Beacon Bridge, Madame Brett Homestead, and other historic scenes.
John F. Gould had a long career in art, both as an artist and art instructor. He was a well-known lecturer on art, particularly oriental art. In the world of fine arts, he was a successful painter. For subject matter, he was partial to historical subjects, especially the Hudson River Valley.
Born in Worcester, Mass., in 1906, he studied art at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and later instructed at Pratt for 22 years. He was a prominent illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post for more than eight years and an illustrator for many national corporations. He passed away in 1996, but his sons Robert and Paul have kept his legacy alive. They have assembled this collection of their father’s work for RiverWinds Gallery, located at 172 Main St., Beacon. Visit riverwindsgallery.com or call 845-838-2880.