Gerald Garston

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Gerald Drexler Garston (May 4, 1925 - April 5, 1994) was an American painter and printmaker who lived in Connecticut. Garston is known for his works of sports figures, geometric shapes, and mythical paintings animals.



Gartson's exhibitions include numerous solo and group exhibitions at locations including New York, Boston, and Connecticut.[1] His best-known work, "Pastime," which depicts a baseball player holding an American flag, was the centerpiece of "Diamonds are Forever," the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibition of baseball art.[2]

Museum collections[edit]

  • DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut
  • William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri


A Monograph, The Art of Gerald Garston: A Good Life in Your Eyes with an essay by: Alicia Currier Kallay, Foreword by: Bud Collins was published in 2005 [3]