Foundations of Capital by Marcia Gaylor

  • The bustling NYSE trading floor of the grandiose 1980s is depicted in this remarkable oil on canvas.
  • Massive brass power tubes illuminated by a flood of light serve as grand focal points in this oil.
  • Painted by Marcia Gaylor, the work is an impressive tribute to the American financial system.
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Item No. 30-9944

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Marcia Gaylorb.1947 | American

Foundations of Capital

Signed "M. Gaylor" (lower right)Oil on canvas

An elevated view of the hustle and bustle of the New York Stock Exchange trading floor as it appeared in the 1980s is illustrated in this energetic original oil on canvas. Sunlight floods the floor through a dramatic grid of windows in the background, illuminating enormous brass power tubes. Representing the transition to electronic trading during the ambitious '80s, these massive pipelines feed millions of trades worth of data into the computers in the center of the trading floor. The New York Stock Exchange remains the largest and single most important stock exchange in the world since its founding in 1792. Here, the foundations of capital investment are created, setting the standard for all other exchanges globally, an ideal which Gaylor's composition celebrates wholly.

Based in California, Marcia Gaylor is renowned for her historical scenes that capture the New York City and Chicago stock market trading floors and vibrant financial districts. Before pursuing painting as a career, she earned a business degree and an MBA from the University of Southern California, and her financial background clearly influenced the direction of her art later in her life. Most of her paintings focus on the economic history of the United States as she captures the financial heart of the country's largest cities. The result is a body of work that stands in colorful tribute to the economy and the power of capital. Today, she remains an active member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, Women Painters of America, as well as the American Impressionist Society.

Painted in 2008

Canvas: 24“ high x 12” wide

Frame: 30 1/2” high x 18 1/2” wide
Foundations of Capital by Marcia Gaylor
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: America
Type: Paintings
Depth: 2.5 Inches
Width: 18.5 Inches
Height: 30.5 Inches
Canvas Width: 12 Inches
Canvas Height: 24 Inches

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