In 2022, the Cleve Gray Foundation completed a gift of three paintings to the Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) in Waterbury, Connecticut. On December 14th, Thaddeus Gray attended a donor appreciation luncheon at NVCC and spoke about Cleve Gray, his career as an artist and the paintings the Cleve Gray Foundation donated to NVCC. Pictured with him in front of “Candenza #15” are NVCC Foundation Chairperson Charles Pagano and former NVCC Foundation board member Bill Burgess.
Cleve Gray in Connecticut Modern: Art, Design, and the Avant-Garde, 1930–1960 at the Bruce Museum.
For three decades, Connecticut was a true international center of innovation in the arts. Although turn-of-the-century landscape painting has been justly celebrated at the Bruce and elsewhere, the significance of the state’s place in the history of 20th century modernism has gone largely unnoticed. September 23, 2023 to January 7, 2024.
Cleve Gray, Rocks and Water #8, 1983, photo by Paul Mutino