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



The Hay Wagon
Gifford Beal
not dated
Center Ring
Gifford Beal
1922
Parade of Elephants
Gifford Beal
not dated

The Quarryman
Gifford Beal
1931
The Net Wagon
Gifford Beal
not dated