Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Hagerstown, Maryland




Aaron F. St. John Paintings

October 3 - November 9, 1997


Aaron F. St. John, Feeding Time


Nationally recognized, award-winning artist, Aaron F. St. John, will be featured in a one-person exhibition entitled Images of our Farming Heritage. From San Diego, California, St. John's canvases focus on the farmers, ranchers and domestic livestock that collectively make up America's rural heritage. His work evokes the joy and spirituality that these individuals have experienced in their direct personal relationship with nature.

From mundane farm chores to the delightful little animals, his paintings capture the essence of life on the farm. His oils include the old time draft horses, harvesting scenes, and barnyard cattle, sheep, hogs, and poultry! The colorful paintings are poignant reminders of early farming on the fast-vanishing family farm.

A member of the California Art Club and an associate member of the Oil Painters of America, St. John's work has been featured in many publications including American Artist, Western Horseman, and Country Collectibles, as well as on PBS television.

Inspired by nineteenth-century landscape painters and the French animaliers, St. John's work is praised for its draftsmanship, color harmony, dynamic brushwork and historical accuracy. He began his career in the animation industry, but today focuses on agrarian landscapes and genre scenes. He also teaches art and enjoys music, sometimes sitting in with professional folk musicians.

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