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 Garden Party
Gifford Beal
1920
The Promenade
Gifford Beal
1922
On the Hudson at Newburgh
Gifford Beal
1918

Stone Cutter
Gifford Beal
not dated
Ten figures in a crowd seen from behind
Gifford Beal
ca. 1910-ca. 1920
Supine woman reading
Gifford Beal
ca. 1910-ca. 1920

Six figures in a crowd seen from behind
Gifford Beal
ca. 1910-ca. 1920
Profile of man in brown hat
Gifford Beal
ca. 1910-ca. 1920