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



Impression from Life with Father
Gifford Beal
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Loading the Net
Gifford Beal
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Lobster Boat
Gifford Beal
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Orchestra
Gifford Beal
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Scene from Parnell
Gifford Beal
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Portrait of Mary Elizabeth Acker
Gifford Beal
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