John Buxton

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The Art of John Buxton

John was born and raised in the small town of Oxford, NC. From childhood, he excelled at drawing and painting. After two years of general college in his home state, he traveled to Los Angeles to earn his BPA degree in illustration from the Art Center College of Design. John was a successful illustrator for 31 years, working in Detroit, Cleveland and finally Pittsburgh where he met and married a ... Read More

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Almost Quiet
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24 x 18 in
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The Ceremonial Pipe

“Remembering my ancestors” is the phrase spoken to John Buxton (who painted “The Ceremonial Pipe & Artist Benjamin West”) by a Seneca friend of the Iroquois nation who made the replica of a calumet, or ceremonial pipe, which is shown in this painting. This contemporary Seneca honored his Native American heritage as he created this masterful quillwork inspired by their original pieces.

In the painting, one of the Iroquois presents a calumet to the curious who are gathered around a flat rock fire pit. One of the men holds common clay, or “tavern,” pipes that were traded with the white men. Meat hangs on the fire. This might be a common public scene on a warm afternoon in eastern Pennsylvania.

In the right background, the eighteenth-century American-born artist Benjamin West observes with his sketch pad. Years later, several of West’s paintings, including Portrait of Colonel Guy Johnson, featured a calumet just like this that he had acquired in his early Pennsylvania days.

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24 x 23 in
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God’s Gift

The bold, brave pioneers had no assurances as they drove westward into unknown territory. What awaited them were both a comfort and a miracle. In 18th century America, the untamed land answered the prayers of traders and settlers alike. The woods teemed with game, the soil proved rich and fertile and streams of life-giving water blessed the mountainsides.

The artist researches his subjects extensively in order to create an accurate, historical image. This perfectly composed, breathtakingly detailed scene reveals why many consider John Buxton the pre-eminent artist of early America.

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21 x 36 in
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16 x 28 in
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The Uninvited

Winner of the Western Art Collector Magazine Award

This early frontier scene of a tranquil wilderness waterway reflects an eastern woodland Indian’s suspicion of any unannounced presence to his domain. A group of unknowns has silently glided into view from an adjoining stream. Although they may be brothers, they could also be hostile to his clan. Cautious observation is prudent. He does not know the design of their canoe nor their dress. Are they ally or foe? He remains secluded, suspicious and out-numbered.

The five and later six nations of the Iroquois controlled much of what is today western New York and Pennsylvania. Those who used or traversed these areas only did so with a clear understanding that they needed permission.

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32 x 16 in
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Secluded Pool

The gentle flow of a small mountain stream and the inviting gurgle of a waterfall has drawn this duo of frontiersmen to delay their quest. They will enjoy a refreshing moment in an autumn wilderness, unhampered by worldly pressures or whatever the day may bring. Secluded and unburdened and refreshed.

Miniature art is an important part of any collection and a SmallWork™ is a simple way to either start or add to your collection. Such works are often a collector’s first purchase for the obvious reason, they are less expensive. As single works of art, they can be that final elegant touch in fine décor. At the other end of the spectrum, a wall of miniatures makes for an impressive display of a collector’s unique range of style and interest.

Each SmallWork is created with the same precision as all Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Editions, signed by the artist and numbered as a collectible limited edition.

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12 x 16 in
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Wilderness Inroads

Part of Indianapolis’ Eiteljorg Museum’s permanent collection, Buxton’s “Wilderness Inroads” astutely captures the allegory of the ever expanding European incursion into North America. While their deep approach into the territory was initially masked by the sound of the river’s rapids, their startling appearance has caught these Native Americans off-guard. Do they have the numbers to defend their land or do they give in to the increasing tide?

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37 x 15 in
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A Brief Delay at the Wall

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.

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Image Size:
40 x 32 in
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