Ruth DeWilde-Major Paintings


This web site exhibits 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, Spiritual and Fantasy and Drawing. The last paintings in each portfolio are generally the newest. Some paintings have not been uploaded. For the past decade, I have concentrated my work on historical paintings and portraits.

My historical painting "William's Street, John's Towne, Winter, 1772/3" hangs in the Johnstown Court House, the oldest in the country in Johnstown, NY. Portraits of Lafayette, his spy James Lafayette, and Frederick Douglass were on loan to Illinois College. Historical paintings related 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 revised and finished and is now on exhibit at the George Hail Library in Warren RI until July, 2020.

Hstorical portraits of General Arnold and General Gates were included in Dean Snow's book, 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga, and my portrait of 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. More info to come...

Co-author, Wick Griswold and I finished our book for Arcadia/The History Press. The book, now in the production process, was a joy to work on and includes 40 photographs. It is entitled, Connecticut River Shipbuilding, and will be released June 29th.

Blessings and Light, Ruth Major