Ruth DeWilde-Major Paintings


This web site reveals most of the paintings I have done to date, arranged in portfolios representing the genres I paint in - Portraits of Animals and People, Land and Seascapes, Historical Paintings, Still Life and Flowers, and Spiritual and Fantasy. Since 2007, I have concentrated my work on historical research, writing and painting.

After being exhibited at several sites around town in a rotating exhibit, "William's Street, John's Towne, Winter, 1772/3," hangs in the Old Court House in Johnstown, NY. Portraits of Lafayette, his spy James Lafayette, and Frederick Douglass were on loan to Illinois College. Frederick Douglass' reparation portrait will hang in the new Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives Headquarters in Rochester, New York.

Historical paintings pertaining to Plymouth pilgrims are owned by and exhibited at the Jabez Howland House in Plymouth, MA, and four historical scenes and portraits related to Sir William Johnson's life are on loan at Fort Johnson in Amsterdam, NY. My painting, "Gifts for the Massasoit, 1621," has been completed and is now on exhibit at the George Hail Library in Warren, RI until 2021.

Hstorical portraits of General Arnold and General Gates were included in Dean Snow's book, 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga, and my portrait of the Massasoit will be included in Andrew Buckley's documentary film. Historical paintings and drawings will be included in Maine Archaeologist, Leon Cranmer's new book.

Co-author, Wick Griswold and I finished our book for Arcadia/The History Press. I have completed seven paintings associated with the book and plan to exhibit them. Due to changes necessitated by Covid 19, Connecticut River Shipbuilding will now be released October 5, 2020.

Blessings and Light, Ruth Major