GALE TURNBULL, American Impressionist

(1886 – 1964)





GALE TURNBULL was born December 19, 1986, Long Island City, New York. He attended Pratt Institute and the College of New York, which he left without graduating to devote himself entirely to painting.

Since 1912, Turnbull lived in Paris and during the summer in PONT CROIX –FINESTERE. Here, as well as in the picturesque Province and Normandy, Gale Turnbull created his most beautiful and important paintings of his career.


Gale Turnbull formed, and later was voted the secretary of a group of artists called, the AMERICAN PAINTERS of PARIS. Among the many active artists were JULES PASCIN, O. CHAFFEE, W. J. GLACKENS, F. C. FRIESEKE and others. Artists living in USA, who joined as corresponding members were: ROCKWELL KENT, A. MAURER, D. KARFUNKLE and more.


Gale Turnbull had many one-man shows. He exhibited at the famous SALON d’ AUTOMME, and DURAND RUEL Gallery in Paris, as well as at many local and national shows. A major one-man show featuring his strong featured and colorful paintings was held at a major New York Gallery. Gale Turnbull also participated in the important showing of the AMERICAN PAINTERS of PARIS in the BROOKLYN MUSEUM of ART in 1927. His painting “SUMMER FINISTERE“ was purchased by the Museum from this show. Similar painting, a sister painting, is shown on the front page of our catalogue. The French Government bought his painting “LES OLIVIERS” for the MUSEE d’ART MODERNE de Paris, in 1926. Paintings from the same period are included in our magnificent collection.

                    A French critic in reviewing his one-man show in Paris, said:


          “Mr. Turnbull makes a very careful use of line and brings
a thousand subtleties from what seems at first sight to be
generalized strokes. His Breton peasants and fishermen
have the angular strength of their race emphasized by
strong solid colors, while in the Provence and Riviera
scenes he has secured warmth and delicacy.”

We, at Jaro Fine Arts, are proud to offer one of his best and largest collections for your consideration and we are confident that you will want to add his paintings to your fine art collection.


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Weight 25122114 lbs

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Oil on canvas
Excellent framed
American Impressionist
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