Griffing's entire collection of prints can be viewed through this
site as well as being on display in the gallery. Robert Griffing
grew up in Linesville, PA where he roamed the fields and beaches
around Pymatuning Lake collecting stone artifacts, the key factor
for his love of history and native cultures. After graduating from
the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a thirty year advertising career,
he returned to the subject of his early fascination, the Eastern
Woodland Indian of the 18th century. He describes himself as a painter
of the Woodland Indians and focuses on a time that marked the beginning
years of chaos and uncertainty for the Woodland tribes as they struggled
to survive the encroachment of Europeans.
Paintings depicting Forts Duquesne and Pitt, the
Braddock Expedition, the Battle of Bushy Run, The Taking of Mary
Jemison, and numerous other historical scenes have made Griffing
a household name in the frontier circuit. He hopes that his paintings
shed some light on this time period that has been neglected through
society's romance with the American West.
The Narrative Art of Robert
Griffing BOOK TWO!
Crossing Slippery Rock Creek
The Finger Weaver