GreganPaintings

Catskill Oil Paintings by Eugene Gregan American Master

New York, United States · 1 Sale

GreganPaintings

Catskill Oil Paintings by Eugene Gregan American Master

New York, United States 1 Sale On Etsy since 2014

Announcement   Eugene Gregan's oil paintings were once only available to a select group of collectors. With Etsy we offer discerning buyers all over the world the opportunity—a privilege once reserved for those lucky enough to visit the artist in his studio nestled high in the Catskill Mountains. Born in 1937 in New Haven, Ct., Eugene Gregan at 77 remains today one of America's most accomplished, versatile and productive painters.

The grandson of Russian immigrants, as a child he watched transfixed as Rudoph Zallinger painted his great mural "The Age of Reptiles" at Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History: Gregan's long-yellowed copy of that work, rendered in charcoal and saved by his mom in the late 1940's still graces a corner of his studio. Growing up in New Haven, Gregan learned his street smarts in his city neighborhood and his rural skill set at his grandparents' huge dairy farm. A gifted athlete and student and an insatiable reader, he declined Ivy League football scholarships in favor of a classical painter's training at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Notable private collectors of Mr. Gregan's work include:John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Miles Davis, Robert Mitchum, John Steinbeck III, Thomas Steinbeck, Julie Christie, Bill Cosby, John Simon, Calvin Klein, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Charles Kaiser, Kate Mailer, Ram Dass, Alan Gerry, Marty Raynes, Jeff Witty, Jake Spears, Robert Osgood, Paul Guenther, Robbie Robertson and Gerry Celente.

Announcement

Eugene Gregan's oil paintings were once only available to a select group of collectors. With Etsy we offer discerning buyers all over the world the opportunity—a privilege once reserved for those lucky enough to visit the artist in his studio nestled high in the Catskill Mountains. Born in 1937 in New Haven, Ct., Eugene Gregan at 77 remains today one of America's most accomplished, versatile and productive painters.

The grandson of Russian immigrants, as a child he watched transfixed as Rudoph Zallinger painted his great mural "The Age of Reptiles" at Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History: Gregan's long-yellowed copy of that work, rendered in charcoal and saved by his mom in the late 1940's still graces a corner of his studio. Growing up in New Haven, Gregan learned his street smarts in his city neighborhood and his rural skill set at his grandparents' huge dairy farm. A gifted athlete and student and an insatiable reader, he declined Ivy League football scholarships in favor of a classical painter's training at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Notable private collectors of Mr. Gregan's work include:John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Miles Davis, Robert Mitchum, John Steinbeck III, Thomas Steinbeck, Julie Christie, Bill Cosby, John Simon, Calvin Klein, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Charles Kaiser, Kate Mailer, Ram Dass, Alan Gerry, Marty Raynes, Jeff Witty, Jake Spears, Robert Osgood, Paul Guenther, Robbie Robertson and Gerry Celente.

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Last updated on November 2, 2014
“To have beauty in your life, you have to focus on beauty itself.” When Gene arrived in the Catskills in 1970, it was a return to nature in every way. He used to draw seeds before he planted them, and then sketched the food and the flowers as they grew.

He says that when you live in nature, when you live in a place like the Catskills and study it because survival depends on that, nature gives you what you need, everything really.

When we surrender to that, the ideas that take form are infinite, and the forms those ideas take just get more interesting and beautiful with every new day and with every new season. Nature is the teacher.

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