A miniature painting on Masonite panel featuring a peaceful classic Vermont landscape in spring, with flower-filled fields and white clouds above, titled and signed in pencil on the frame "SUNDAY AFTERNOON/ARTHUR JONES". The piece measures 7" by 7 1/4" as framed. Sky is a little washed-out in some of the photos; actually a bit darker. Jones was born about 1928 and is closely associated with southern Vermont, where he was one of the founders of the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. He paints in a slightly naive manner at times. The artist's work caught the attention of Laurance Rockefeller and some Jones paintings are in the Rockefeller Museum. Jones started out painting Vermont miniatures for $5 each, and as his popularity grew, so did the value of his work. One sold at Sotheby's in 2005 for $2,500, and the artist himself sold one of his popular American Flag works for $40,000 privately. Jones is well known in New England art circles. This piece came from the recently liquidated estate of the late Ninth Circuit Court Judge Stephen Reinhardt of Marina Del Rey, California.
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