river scene with lightly rippling reflective waters and wildlife along the
In the early 1950s through the 1980s a group of twenty-six African-American artists painted beautiful landscapes that displayed the serene, undeveloped Florida landscape of their time. Today these artists are known as the "Florida Highwaymen". Their original paintings are highly demanded by collectors and enthusiasts. (Thanks to Florida Highwaymen Paintings).
John Maynor must be considered one of the giants of the Highwaymen. This painting exhibits his signature reflections in the water, so artfully done with the ripples so real yet in a wonderful impressionistic surreal painting. Mr. Maynor adopted much of A. E. Backus' style, which took more time but lent a sophistication and unique appeal. He used particularly heavy palette knife strokes to lend depth to oils in his own distinctive style.
His work is quite rare on the secondary market, and more costly than many of the other Highwaymen who were more prolific and somewhat less attentive to detail. This particular work is outstanding, in my opinion. Considering the outstanding quality of the work, as well as a market of rapidly increasing prices for his artwork, this has actually been listed at a very low price. The piece should give continued appreciation in price, but highest value the enjoyment of owning it.
John Maynor passed away in 2016. He is sorely missed.
Country of Origin: U. S. A.
Artist: John Maynor (American 1948 – 2016)
Medium: Oil on Masonite.
Size: 24 by 12 inches; framed 26 1/2 by 14 1/4 inches.
Signed: Lower Right.
Condition: The painting is in Very Good Condition. The frame has wear. See photos.
Authentication: ALL of our Highwaymen paintings have been authenticated by the recognized authority on Highwaymen paintings, Mr.Paul Barratini.
Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.
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ORIGINAL FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN John Maynor (American 1948 – 2016) - Signed Original Oil On Masonite "Sentry In The Moonlight"