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August 2 - September 30

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This exhibit is on display in the 2nd floor landing.

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John F. Gould (1906 – 1996) had a long career in art, both as an artist and as an art instructor.  He was a well-known lecturer on art, particularly oriental art.  In 1957, John and Mary Gould established the Bethlehem Art Gallery in Cornwall, NY.  The art work of John Gould is now available at  John was born in Worcester, MA, studied art and graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and later instructed at Pratt for 22 years.  He was a prominent illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post for more than 8 years and for many national corporations.

In the world of fine arts, John Gould was a successful painter.  His oil, acrylics, watercolors, and pen and ink originals are in many private collections.  For subject matter, he was partial to historical subjects, especially in the Hudson River Valley from the Statue of Liberty to Albany, NY.

For over 20 years, Mr. Gould was an art consultant/illustrator for the General Electric Company in Schenectady, NY, and the Erie, PA Locomotive Division.  His paintings of railroad subjects can be seen in executive offices of railroads world-wide.  

In 2019, Loretta and Robert Gould were successful in archiving some of the major works of artist Gould at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, and the New York State Museum in Albany, NY.  The collections include early pulp illustrations, General Electric School and College posters, original Hudson Valley paintings, pen and ink illustrations and over 250 transparency images of historic New York.  In the future, the public will be able to enjoy the work of this artist through exhibition and research.

Image credit info:

John Fleming Gould (1906-1996)
“Mrs. Tottenham’s Treasure”
Gouache and watercolor with color
November 1947
Redbook magazine

John Fleming Gould (1906-1996) (signed Vincent Gould)
“Busy Street Scene”
Gouache and Watercolor en Grisaille
Circa 1932
American Parade Magazine

John Fleming Gould (1906-1996)
“French Church 1717, New Paltz, NY”
Pen/ink en Grisaille
Circa 1975
Street of the Huguenots

This exhibit will take place on the second floor of the Society’s building and is only accessible via stairs. Bathrooms are also only accessibly via stairs.

Admission tickets are non-refundable but may be exchanged for another day occurring within 7 days of the originally purchased date. If you are unable to use your ticket at a later time, tickets may be converted to a donation by emailing


August 2
September 30
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