Robert Griffing is a native of Pennsylvania, and a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh PA. His dipictions of the Woodland Indian tribes were unbelievable! Oil on canvas has always been a favorite of mine, because of the vibrant colors! A few of his brilliant pieces appear below!
The Warriors Cache, 2004. Robert Griffing 40" x 42"
Daunting facial expressions!
Thundering Water, 2006. Robert Griffing 53"x 70"
Huge amazing piece backround setting Niagra Falls!
He Speaks of the Old Ways, 2006. Robert Griffing 33" x 29"
Wonderful face details right down to the veins in his head!
John Buxton a native of North Carolina, graduate of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. He resides in Western Pennsylvania, which has influenced his historical art of the 18th century! A few pieces of his outstanding work appear below:
God's Gift, 1998. John Buxton 47" x 32"
One of my favorite pieces of John's paintings. Photo doesn't do justice to the detail of his painting!
The Fording Place, 2007. John Buxton 29 1/2" x 39 1/2"
Reflections and ripples in the water outstanding!
Kinsman to the Shawnee, 2004. John Buxton 34 1/2" x 24 1/2"
I love the rushing water, rock backround, and beauty in her face.
Only a small sampling of all we viewed in the Oil on canvas ~ Portraits of the Eastern Frontier exhibition. I highly recommend you visit the museum or sites to witness the magnitude of these paintings. There were also stunning bronze pieces. None of the above paintings were for sale. The exhibition will be on display at the museum until August 30, 2008. Definitely some impressive art!! All photos ©copyright by their respective artists! Photos taken by Jo.