John Buxton: John Buxton's entire art print portfolio primarily
based on the Eastern Frontier and the French Indian War period is
available throughtout the following pages.
Buxton 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.
With a gentle nudge from his close friend Robert Griffing, John
produced his first historical painting Along Laurel Ridge,
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.