O. Gail Poole (1935-2013) was an extraordinary and indisputably brilliant Oklahoma artist who transcended the genre of Southwestern art to embody the limitless potential of the region itself.
An innate maverick, painting the unbeaten paths along Route 66 for over fifty years, Poole changed styles as it pleased him, ceaselessly chasing the fulfillment of his imagination. A true country boy with Native American roots, fueled by an unquenchable desire to learn and create, his untamed personality and passions are evident in each work he crafted. He was an artist for artists, defying easy classification.
This mutability, defiance and mastery defined O. Gail Poole. Now it is the power of his legacy.
A prolific artist, Poole enamored collectors for decades and hundreds of his works grace museums, galleries and private collections across the globe. Upon his death, a veritable treasure trove was found of Poole’s works in oil, encaustic, pastel, watercolor, sculpture, pencil and pen & ink, which now comprise The O. Gail Poole Collection. Welcome.