History And Context


Beal explored the circus theme throughout his life. His son remembers his father and uncle (Reynolds Beal) following the circus around the North Shore area each year. Center Ring received critical attention when first shown in Washington in 1927.

More Works by Gifford Beal In the Collection


Circus Ponies
Gifford Beal
ca. 1939
Delta Country
Gifford Beal
ca. 1943
Gathering Brush, Central Park
Gifford Beal
not dated



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