A Brief Delay at the Wall
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An abundant lacework of rivers, streams and lakes offered an easy means of travel for the Native Americans of the Northeast. The drama and beauty of these natural highways could be extraordinary. This great wall of water, with its deafening roar and constant cascade of mist, provides a welcome break from their bark canoes. Soon, they will portage around and above this waterfall to calmer waters and resume their journey through this unspoiled wilderness.
John Buxton’s award-winning paintings bring to life the majesty of frontier living when the frontier had yet to reach the Mississippi. With works in major private and museum collections such as Indianapolis’ Eiteljorg Museum, he is an eminent figure in the genre of historical art. A Brief Delay at the Wall displays the not only the scope of Buxton’s craftsmanship as an artist, but his ability to use it to convey the history, grandeur and mystery that was the expansive wilderness of the Eastern United States.