Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Paintings Return from Governor's Mansion

A selection of our paintings has been spotlighted at the Governor's Mansion and has just returned. They were chosen by museum staff and Estill Pennington to provide an overview of our holdings.
One of my favorites is Contentment by Robert Atkinson Fox. It depicts cows in a serene landscape setting. Oil paintings by this Canadian artist, Robert Atkinson Fox, are rare, mainly because as his career progressed so did his number of offspring, and he had to turn to commercial art to support them. He turned to illustration for print and calendar companies, where we was quite prolific and popular!

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