The American Stock Exchange by Marcia Gaylor

  • This impressive oil on canvas captures a panoramic view of the American Stock Exchange
  • Painted by Marcia Gaylor, the work pays homage to the important American financial institution
  • The California-based painter is renowned for her works that capture symbols of the economy
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Marcia Gaylor
b.1947 | American

The American Stock Exchange

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

A historic snapshot of the now-defunct American Stock Exchange is the subject of this vibrant oil on canvas by the American painter Marcia Gaylor. The panoramic view of the energy-filled trading floor brings the viewer right into the action, looking down on the rows of traders and computers working together to create capital and manage investments. Reflecting the liveliness and vitality of both person-to-person and electronic trades, the oil on canvas pays homage to this important and historic financial institution.

The American Stock Exchange originated in the late 19th century as the "Curbside Brokers," as they grew from a group of traders that did business outdoors on Broad Street in Manhattan. By 1908, the group formalized to become the New York Curb Market Agency and eventually moved indoors in 1921 into the newly built American Stock Exchange Building in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. The imposing Art Deco building would be their home for the next 87 years. The spacious interior is perfectly captured in this expansive view, which is an ode to this important financial institution that officially closed its doors in 2008.

Based in southern 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: 10" high x 30" wide
Frame: 14 1/2" high x 35 1/2" wide
The American Stock Exchange by Marcia Gaylor
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: America
Type: Paintings
Depth: 2.5 Inches
Width: 35.5 Inches
Height: 14.5 Inches
Canvas Width: 30 Inches
Canvas Height: 10 Inches

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