In Timber Bamboo, 2000
Acrylic on Canvas
Maude Gatewood graduated from Woman’s College (now UNCG) in 1954, where she studied with Gregory Ivy, founder of the Department of Art and the gallery that later became the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Gatewood was a good friend of the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She bequeathed eighteen works of art to the Weatherspoon, and made a generous gift to the University toward the new art building on campus, a building named in her honor. Gatewood was called “one of the most remarkable contemporary artists to emerge from southern tradition.” She frequently depicted southern small-town and rural agricultural settings in her paintings, yet her work moved beyond its southern roots to achieve a character of its own.