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, in a rotating exhibit, "William's Street, John's Towne, Winter, 1772/3," was purchased and now 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 be hung in the new Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives Headquarters in Rochester, New York.

My historical oil paintings, "John Howland Homestead, 1650," and "Plymouth Trade-House at Cushnoc, 1628," are owned by the Pilgrim John Howland Society and exhibited at the Jabez Howland House in Plymouth, MA. 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 is now on exhibit at the George Hail Library in Warren, RI until July, 2021.

Hstorical portraits of General Arnold and General Gates were included in Dean Snow's book, 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga. Historical paintings and drawings will be included in Maine Archaeologist, Leon Cranmer's new book, and my portrait of the Massasoit was included in Andrew Buckley's documentary film. Painting "Ellen and Mary More" will be included in Mayflower Historian, Caleb Johnson's new film for the Soul Kindred in America.

Arcadia/The History Press launched our book, Connecticut River Shipbuilding, and co-author Wick Griswold and I celebrated the release on October 11th with an outdoor book-signing at the beautiful Griswold Inn and Store, compliments of owner, Geoffry Paul and his staff. I have completed seven paintings related to our book and will be exhibiting them in Essex next spring.


Blessings and Light, Ruth Major