Sep 27, 2016

Flying Ponies (Euclid Beach Park)

Flying Ponies (Euclid Beach Park)


Carl Gaertner

(American, 1898–1952)

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 113 x 169.5 cm (44 1/2 x 66 3/4 in.)

Gift of Carol and Michael Sherwin 2020.243


Did you know?

The arched entrance gate to Euclid Beach Park still stands and is a designated Cleveland landmark.


Among Gaertner’s most admired canvases, Flying Ponies (Euclid Beach Park) presents a nocturnal view of a beloved carousel that was installed at a now defunct amusement park on the shores of Lake Erie. This ride—featuring suspended horses swirling over a dramatically tilted platform—provides the central focus. Its illumination helps bathe the surrounding darkness, revealing visitors engaged in various activities.

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