grew up in Oxford, NC, but has lived near Pittsburgh since 1963,
where he spent 31 years as a commercial illustrator. Perhaps the
rolling hills of western Pennsylvania and the echo of all that had
taken place within those hills inspired John Buxton to start painting
scenes from the 18th century.
a gentle nudge from his close friend Robert Griffing, John produced
his first historical painting Along Laurel Ridge in 1994,
a scene depicting the British 60th Royal American Regiment heading
towards Fort Duquesne. John has produced paintings depicting Rogers
Rangers, Fort Ligonier in 1758, as the French troops prepare to
strike in an effort to drive the British forces out, to a piece
where in 1753, young Major George Washington delivers the British
request to the French to leave the Ohio Valley region. With certainty
and accuracy, John Buxton captures the essence of both the contest
for and life on the Eastern Frontier.
Gallery has represented John Buxton since 1995. John's paintings
have sold and won awards at many of the nation's top western art
shows including the Masters of the American West and the Quest for
the West show. He also is an annual participant in Gettysburg's History Meets the Arts show.