R. Brownell McGrew -Under the Arch

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R. Brownell McGrew -Under the Arch
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Under the Arch
Artist: R. Brownell McGrew
Date of Birth: 1916-1994
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 60 x 48 inches
Signed: Signed lower left
Frame/Outer Dim: 58 x 70
R. Brownell McGrew worked in the film industry before becoming a full time painter specializing in Hopi and Navajo subjects. McGrew referred to himself as “an Impressionist in the classical sense,” though he paints to a much finer level of detail, as opposed to the Impressionists, and his paintings often have a “wet look” because he mixed his colors with linseed oil to achieve levels of luminosity that he felt suited the landscape and peoples of the desert. In Under the Arch and in Hidden Valley, you see the generational aspect in McGrew’s work, especially when the subjects are women. Mothers watch over, lead, and teach daughters, grandmothers teach granddaughters. A sense of dream pervades each work–as, indeed, the little girl in Hidden Valley dreams away the heat of afternoon in the shade of a tree.
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