Material: Watercolor Pencil on Paper
Unframed Size: 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" (approx)
Framed Size: 15-1/2" x 18-1/2" (approx)
Provenance: From the collection of M. Kenneth Allen
Comments: Signed L/R G. B. Tate with artist monogram(Dove)
This watercolor is one of over 150 works of art by Gayle B. Tate from the collection of M.
Kenneth Allen in Hendersonville. Mr. Allen built this collection over a 20 year period. A painting
from his collection was sold at Sotheby"s N.Y. in Sept. 1996, Lot #172 titled "Don't Bet On It" for
a record price at that time of $14,950.00
Bio. Gayle Blair Tate Born April 3, 1944, Abilene, Texas. Study: Univ. Wyo., Laramie, 62-64;
Fla. State Univ, Tallahassee, BS, 67; Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, Fla. , 71-72.
Commissions:Trompe L'Oeil paintings, comn by Robert Smith, Tampa Fla. 87 & 88, Ken
Allen, Hendersonville, N.C. 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95 & 96, Ron Hall, Dallas Tx. 90
Exhib: Vose Galleries, Boston; Gesner Fine Art, Largo, Fla., Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe,
NMex.; Richard York Gallery, New York; Hall Galleries, Dallas, Tx., M. Kenneth Allen Fine Art,
Hendersonville, N.C. Pos. Pres. , Tate Gallery, Tallahassee, 77-; Pres. , Interarts/Tate
Galleries, Tampa, Fla. 82.
Awards: First, Second & Third in paintings, Best of Show, Charlotte Spring Shows, 90.
Bibliog: American Artist, Illustrated Survey 1986, New York Art Review, 89; Men of
Achievement 1986, Internationale Biographie, 85. Media: Oil, Watercolor
Publ: Auth, Miro, The Early Works, Interarts Inc. 78; auth, Chapter One, Verse One, Living
Waters Press, 89.
The monogram, which is a part of every Gayle B. Tate signature, is a simple dove. This symbol
of the Holy Spirit is Tate's continuing acknowledgment of source of inspiration, strength and
The pipe in this watercolor was purchased from an estate in Williamsburg, Virginia by Mr. Allen
in the early 1990's. This painting is framed and matted under glass. This stunning painting will
make a wonderful addition to your collection.
Gayle B. Tate