Gladys Wood, Arch Creek, Florida, oil on canvas 28 by 22 inches. Signed lower left, titled verso. 

A 5th generation native of New London, New Hampshire, Glady Wood’s mother studied art at Syracuse University, and her sister at the Museum School of Art in Boston, but it was an article in Life Magazine in the late 1940’s that “anyone can paint,” and the warm encouragement of Miami’s Myrtle Taylor Bradford, that finally got her to begin studying art, to the point where, “she was not happy unless she has a brush in her hand.” Wood was the co-founder of Allied Arts of North Miami.

Education: watercolor painting with Eliot O’Hara and Walter Colebrook; oil with Emil Gruppe at Gloucester, Mass. Membership: Allied Arts of North Miami; Miami Watercolor Society; National League of American Pen Women; League of American Pen Women, Miami Art League, American Artists Professional League; Boca Raton Guild. Exhibits: Burdine’s Auditorium, June 1952, 75 artists exhibiting, Umbrella for Doghouse; Allied Artists of North Miami at Mayfair Art Theater, Biscayne Blvd. November 1952, Miami Sky; Miami Women’s Club, Artists and Writers Breakfast, February 1953, oil, My Life; Artists of Greater Miami Show, Miami Beach Art Center, November 1953, Dirty Washing; Allied Arts of North Miami, at City Hall, November 1953, a gouache, Beauty at Night; Florida Federation of Art, state convention in Winter Haven, November 1953, painting selected for annual circuit; National League of American Pen Women’s Art Exhibit, Miami Woman’s Club, March 1954, 1st prize, landscape in watercolor, Dirty Washing; Blue Dome Fellowship, Miami Beach Art Center, March 1954, guest exhibitor, oil, Morning Light; Grandma’s Kitchen, 114th St. and Biscayne Blvd, September, 1954, one-man exhibit, including, watercolors, The Tower, Greynolds Park, Early Morning, oils, Banyan Tree, Night-blooming Cereus; Allied Artists of North Miami, at North Miami City Hall, November 1954, Morning Light; Miami Woman’s Club, 27th Annual Artists and Writers Breakfast, February 1955, Florida Pests; Allied Arts of North Miami, North Miami City Hall, November 1955, Sausage Tree Bloom and 1st prize, watercolor landscape, Shadows; American Artists Professional League, Miami Chapter at Washington Art Gallery, November 1955, After the Rain; Miami Watercolor Society, at Miami Beach Art Center, May 1956, Big Pine; Mayfair Art Theater, followed by the Parkway Theater, landscapes, marines and still lifes, September 1956; Allied Artists of North Miami, December 1959, honorable mention for Rusty Tin Cans; Royal Poinciana Art Exhibit, Burdine’s Auditorium, June 1960, 1st prize, an oil, Poinciana Tree; Poinciana Art Exhibit at Burdine’s Auditorium, June 1961; Allied Arts of North Miami, February, 1962, watercolor, Baker’s Haulover.

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