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Richard Burke Jones: Painter of History

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Richard Burke Jones: Painter of History

November 2, 2019- April 30, 2020


Artist talk in the Moseley Gallery

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2pm

The featured works of Newburyport resident and artist Richard Burke Jones recreate the historical cityscapes of early New England in order to convey a glimpse of the past through an artistic lens. Viewing the scene from a high vantage, these sprawling panoramas at once convey a sense of expansive calm before drawing the viewer into the bustle of everyday lives of people and commerce in a historical port city. From the attention to detail in the architecture of a nineteenth century building, the presence of a ship at port on the Merrimack River, or the feeling of weight in a turning carriage, Jones gives a sense of a living environment in an idealized moment frozen in time.

This exhibit will focus on Jones’ process in creating his historically inspired paintings. From research, to large-scale studies, and finally to paint, the pieces exhibited will convey insight into the artist’s method. Join us in the Moseley gallery on November 9th at 2 pm to hear the artist go into more detail about his work, his process, and the histories associated with the subjects of his paintings.

St Paul’s Church and Beyond, 1870s
Oil on Canvas
36 x 54 in.
Copyright Richard Burke Jones


November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am
April 30 @ 4:00 pm
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