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 Parade
Gifford Beal
not dated
Parade of Elephants
Gifford Beal
1924
The Fish Bucket
Gifford Beal
1924

Waterfall, Haiti
Gifford Beal
1954
Carrying the Nets
Gifford Beal
1923

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