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Amanda Price report: Maud Gatewood, in memoriam

 Collection — Box: SFC3 [F09.090.03.01], Folder: 393
Identifier: MS0393

Scope and Contents

The Amanda Price Report is a single item—an extensive report she developed as the result of her curatorialship of an exhibit of art work by Maud Gatewood, entitled Maud F. Gatewood: In Memorium; during the month of March 2007, in the Cone Center at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Ms. Price developed this exhibit and its report while pursuing a graduate degree in art administration.


  • 2007


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Biographical / Historical

Maud Gatewood was born in Yanceyville, in Caswell County, North Carolina, in 1934. She was an exceptionally bright child in school, and she passed over the third grade and completed high school in only three years. She became interested in art at an early age, with the encouragement of her parents, and enrolled in art classes in Averett College—a school where she would later teach. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Greensboro, to enroll in the Women’s College of North Carolina (now known as UNC Greensboro). Gatewood graduated in 1954 with a degree in fine arts, and from there matriculated through Ohio State University, where she earned an MFA in painting. Afterwards, she began teaching both studio art classes and art history in order to support herself financially, as well as to develop a reputation as an artist. Teaching both disciplines at the same time was something that most art teachers were reluctant to do. Also, Gatewood found that teaching in a university setting carried with it a variety of political pressures and limitations that do not exist outside of the collegiate setting. Later, as art genres changed over time, Gatewood became an enthusiast of pop-art, which was becoming popular in the 1960s. In 1963, she won a Fulbright Scholarship and travelled to Vienna, Austria to study art history and painting at the Akademie fur Angewandte Kunst, under the tutelage of Oskar Kokoschka and Fritz Novotny. In 1964, Gatewood became a part of the University of North Carolina Charlotte, Art Department faculty and was instrumental in the art program there. She also taught at other schools, such as Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama; Texas Christian University in Fort Worth; and Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1976, she ran unopposed for a seat on the Caswell County Board of Commissioners, where she served as its first female member, and also served as its chairperson. With most of her art work, she drew her inspiration from the natural environment, at one time focusing on winter landscapes and snow fall, and later concentrating on North Carolina beaches. Late in her career, she became interested in religious art. Toward the end of her life, Gatewood suffered two strokes. She died in hospice in Burlington, North Carolina on November 8, 2004 at the age of 70. As a tribute to her career and reputation as an artist, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro named its Studio Arts building after her in 2006. Amanda Price was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who curated the art work of Maud Gatewood as a course requirement. The report that she developed as a part of this exhibit constitutes this collection.


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Amanda Price, a graduate student in art administration, produced this collection as the result of her work curating an art exhibit (in partial fulfillment of her degree requirements) during the month of March 2007, exhibiting the art work of Maud Gatewood.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Amanda Price, in November of 2007.

Related Materials

North Carolina Print and Drawing Society Records, Mss 203; Bound copy of thesis, same title (UNCC LD3950.T27 P75 2007)

Processing Information

Processed by Robert A. McInnes.

Amanda Price report: Maud Gatewood, in memoriam
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