March 15–May 27, 2013

R.H. Ives Gammell’s A Pictorial Sequence Painted by R. H. Ives Gammell Based on The Hound of Heaven series is based on “The Hound of Heaven,” a 182-line religious poem by English poet Francis Thompson (1859–1907). Gammell began making plans to execute the pictorial sequence during World War II and completed it in 1956. The 23 large paintings incorporate symbols drawn from C.G. Jung, primitive and medieval cultures and biblical and mythological sources.

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The Hound of Heaven exhibit and related programs was supported by the R.H. Gammell Trust Fund. The fund was established in 2000 to support the care and conservation, exhibits and education of the public concerning the series “The Hound” by R.H. Ives Gammell.

Image: R.H. Ives Gammell (American, 1893–1981), The Hound of Heaven, Panel VI: “…and under running laughter,” c. 1950, oil on board, 33½” x 84¾”; Gift of the R.H. Ives Gammell Studios Trust, Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art.