Old Tulsa Views by Gaylord Oscar Herron

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The welded bicycle frames railing around G. Oscar Bicycle in Tulsa quickly indicates this is no ordinary bike shop.

Sure, the Shop offers the wide selection of new and used bikes and bike parts and the repair services customers expect, but why does it also feel like an art gallery?

The answer is in the Shop's decor, which represents 45+ years of creative works by Gaylord Oscar Herron.

Everywhere one looks there is handmade furniture, paintings, published books and historic and recent photographs of Tulsa architecture, people and neighborhoods.

A gregarious, affable man, Herron laughingly confesses photography to be his true love, but the bike shop pays the bills.

Gaylord Oscar Herron
Sepiatone Silver
Tulsa Historical Prints
& Vagabond,
his illustrative art bookVagabond Art Book

G. Oscar Bicycle
1623 S. Main
Tulsa, OK 74119


Featured Series:
Tulsa's Majestic Architectural Icons

As a Tulsa native, Gaylord Oscar Herron has witnessed both the senseless destruction and appreciative resurrection of Tulsa's architectural treasures. Determined to preserve and immortalize Tulsa's most beautiful historic buildings in his own way, Herron began photographing them over three decades ago with his 8x10 Eastman camera. To maintain a consistent vintage quality his large format prints are created using a sepiatone process with post-image manipulation.


In TreeAge, Gaylord Herron's introduces us periodically a dozen new creations of his imaginative series. Photography and illustration are combined to reveal the majestic beauty of Tulsa's old growth trees. Herron embarks on his artistic process by capturing the transitional lives of these giant sentinals with high resolution photography, often taken through his car window. After printing selected images, he enhances, embellishes or adds features by drawing on them with color pencils. Each finished artwork is then scanned in at 300 dpi and reprinted as high resolution 16" x 24" archival color prints.

Sanctuary Gallery Series

Employing an 8 x 10 view camera to correct architectural perspective, Gaylord photographed 50 of Tulsa's houses of worship to complete this Sanctuary series.

The Series emphasizes the role these buildings play as sanctuaries of peace and harmony in a divisive world.

Order any 8 x 10 sepia toned silver archival prints at
G. Oscar Bicycle.

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