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PAINTING ANGELS

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ART, SCIENCE and ART

The life of Gene Gould in just three words

 

First period, 1960s and 70s: ART

At a fairly young age, Gene Gould became passionate about art, and began his adult life trying very hard to make a living selling his paintings and drawings. Abstract art was popular during that period, but Gene Gould rejected that and searched instead for a  personal figurative style that would convey both his feelings and emotions.
 
 

 

 

The thumb (1959)   Joanne reading (circa 1965)   Boy in chair with cat (1964)
 

Young Gene Gould at the easel

 

A poem he wrote during that period:

 

Painting

The exuberance of a life in flight
Is pulled slowly to earth
Splashes onto a canvas river
And sinks into strokes of brown and gold

Art is a moment pried loose
From the ever rushing sea of time
Casually nailed
To our crumbling gray walls

 

 

Second period, 1980s to 1990s: mostly SCIENCE, but some art too

Given the near impossibility to earn enough money from art to raise a family, Gene Gould eventually decided to complete his college education in science, graduating with a Ph.D. in 1980. He then worked for 20 years in fields related to spectrophotometry and computer programming.  Nonetheless, during this period, he still managed to find some free time for making paintings, and many of these are quite good.

 

 

 

Blue ocean (1997)   Dancing (1993)   Ocean sunset (1997)

 

 

Third period, from year 2000 on: ART             

After retiring from science, Gene Gould turned back to his initial passion for art, working at it from then on full-time and with renewed dedication and productivity.

         
 

Gene Gould in 2001

 

 

 

Alexander the Great (2002) Two trees (2001)
 

 

Pears and pear leaves (circa 2013)   My Temeraire (2002)

 

Click here for a slide show with larger images and information about the paintings shown on this page

          

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