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  • Size: 12.5 x 19.25" Frame: 21.5 x 27.5" Beautiful 19th century birds-eye maple frame with original gilt liner. Linen mat with water gilt filet; archival materials, museum glass. A lone cowboy sits motionless on his horse in a vast prairie.  His lowered head, accentuated by the tilt of his hat, confirms the painting's title.  Yet, his grip on the reigns suggests it’s only a temporary respite and, in a minute or two, he and his steed, which appears alert and ready, will resume their work. Masters and his wife, Carlene, made 2 trips to the West, one to San Francisco in 1962 and another to Mexico in 1966[1]. Years later, photos from these trips served as inspiration for a small group of western scenes. [1] The 1966 trip to San Francisco was to the Photographic Society of America awards ceremony where his film, "The Storm", won the top five honors. The following year, "The Storm" won first place at the Caan Film Festival, Amateur Division. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 11.5″ x 17.5″ Framed: 18.5" x 24.5" Modern Larson Juhl coffee-colored frame. Archival mat, regular glass. This view of Alton, Illinois depicts 3rd Street, which terminates at the Masonic Temple. The rectangular tower of the flour mill is to the left. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 10.5″ x 17″  Framed: 17.5" x 24" Modern Larson Juhl coffee-colored frame. Archival mat, regular glass. Barn and Chickens, dated October 25, 1982, is from a series of not fewer than 4 paintings based on photos Masters shot in St. Charles, Missouri in October of 1981. Identified as Mr. Berg’s barn, in each of these paintings, we see a weathered barn with large black openings and a rusted corrugated roof situated in a dry, spare landscape reminiscent of Andrew Wyeth. In this version, Masters loosens his brushstroke, allowing the watercolor to flow more freely across the paper. The two chickens relieve the austerity and negate the otherwise foreboding dark interior. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 13" x 20" Framed: 27" x 31.5" Antique solid cherry frame, 19th c. Archival linen mat, water gilt liners, museum glass. The frame matches "Flag Day." Come to the Barton Street Bar for an ice-cold Busch beer, freshly brewed just a few blocks away at the Anheuser Busch Brewery, just visible in the background. Meanwhile, a cat preens itself in the second story window. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 14" x 20" Framed: 27.5" x 33" Antique cherry frame with ebonized molding, 19th c. Archival linen mat, water gilt liner, museum glass. Bright sunlight directs our attention to the left side of this colorful picture, where three friends engage in casual conversation. The pedestrian, framed by the light pole and door jamb, balances the scene. Green storefronts connect the two vignettes, as the yellow Auto Glass sign answers the building and car. The second story windows reflect the buildings across the street, which account for the strong shadow line. Complex and carefully organized, “City Sunlight” captures a pleasant and fleeting moment in an American city. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
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    Size: 10.5″ x 17″ Framed: 17.5" x 24" Modern Larson Juhl coffee-colored frame. Archival mat, regular glass. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 17" x 23" Framed: 28" x 33" magnificent birdseye maple frame with the original gilt liner, English, 19th c. Archival 8 ply mat, museum glass. A massive freight car filled with coal dominates the composition of this gritty industrial landscape. The low perspective emphasizes the mass and weight of the train while the strong diagonal of the tracks draws us into the picture and places us on equal footing with the yardman. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 11″ x 15″ Framed: 21" x 25.5" Antique birdseye maple frame with original giltwood liner. Archival linen mat with water gilt fillet, museum glass. Grant Masters, the artist’s grandfather, stands outside the Missouri Pacific Railroad crossing shanty. These small structures, owned by the railroads and painted in their corporate colors, yellow and brown in this case, provided shelter for the so-called crossing tenders. Before the introduction of automatic gates to protect traffic and pedestrians from passing trains, crossing tenders, often semi-retired old timers, raised and lowered the gates by hand. They worked from these diminutive shelters, usually fitted with little more than a chair and a wood burning stove, both of which are visible through the window. Ulysses Grant Masters was the family patriarch and the first generation of Masters to work for the railroad. Born in rural Missouri in 1866, he began working for the Missouri Pacific as a section-hand around 1890. Section hands, or gandy dancers, as they were often called, were unskilled laborers who laid track and maintained the surrounding right of way along a section of track that could be anywhere from 5 to 25 miles long. They performed some of the hardest work for some of the lowest wages of any job on the railroad. He worked his way up to section foreman and moved to the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood in 1919 where he lived in a similarly painted MoPac section house. Situated at the confluence of two sets of tracks, it consisted of a kitchen and 2 bedrooms. It had electricity and running water in the kitchen but no other indoor plumbing. He and his wife Louisa had 12 children, only 6 of whom survived to adulthood. Their oldest son, John, who occasionally worked for the railroad, was Stan’s father.  Grant retired in the late 1930s and in this dignified portrait, alternately titled “King and Castle”, the blue-collar aristocrat, as the railroaders were sometimes called, stands in front of his keep, nattily dressed in a vest and fedora, stop sign in hand. In the background, a freight train to the left and a portion of the iconic Kirkwood Station to the right further attest to his life along the rails. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Call or write with any questions about this piece 314-644-7066.
  • The original of this watercolor is sold. Giclee prints from $22 available at Fine Art America HERE.   Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • 12" x 16" This piece is unframed. Masters finds order and structure in this gritty rear-view of a row of buildings in Maplewood, Missouri.  The geometric shapes of the walls, windows, and chimneys play off each other until our eye is slowed by the green lattice of the porch, where we discover the staircase and TV SERVICE sign. The enigmatic pole makes another appearance, this time standing in the parking lot, leading the eye to the pigeons, while its shadow points back to the porch. The open spaces of the sky and parking lot prevent the architecture from overwhelming the picture. The pigeon in flight breathes further life into the scene while the wisps of smoke confirm the viability of the businesses within. The MHS ’79 graffito below the NO PARKING sign, written by a graduating senior at Maplewood High School, might double as the date of the painting: Masters signed it straight across the parking lot in the weeds near the porch. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 18″ x 24″ Framed: 25" x 31" Modern Larson Juhl coffee-colored frame. Archival mat, regular glass. It's a lively day the Kirkwood Farmer's Market, busy with shoppers and passersby. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 14" x 20" Framed: 27" x 31.5" Antique solid cherry frame, 19th c. Archival linen mat, water gilt liners, museum glass. Matches "Barton Street Bar" The quietly patriotic “Flag Day” depicts Old Glory hanging above the door of the Cat’s Meow, a long-established watering hole in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis. It sits just 2 blocks from the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, which has been a major employer and beloved corporate citizen since the 19th century. Note the Pabst Blue Ribbon signs. Their colors echo those of the flag and, in this context, serve as a reminder that whether your beer comes from St. Louis or Milwaukee, we are all Americans, united under the Stars and Stripes. This theme of unity is reiterated by the small Christian Cross and Star of David framed in the mansard roof. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 18″ x 23.5″  Framed: 25" x 30.5" Modern Larson Juhl coffee-colored frame. Archival mat, regular glass. A 1966 trip to San Francisco took Stan and his wife, Carlene through southern Colorado where he photographed the abandoned depot and water tank at Sargents, on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Some ten years later that photo served as the inspiration for a series of paintings he titled “Gone are the Trains”. Depicted on an angle, the converging lines draw the eye into the vast, open landscape and mountains beyond, accentuating the building’s isolation. The yellow and brown color scheme recalls Masters’ boyhood home at the railroad shanty that belonged to the Missouri Pacific Railroad and whose buildings were painted in those colors. Daylight flashes off the glass of the broken window, the effect achieved by the unpainted white paper. The rusted oil drum sports three small bullet holes, evidence of impish boys at play. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 10.5″ x 17″  Unframed. Grover, Missouri was just one of the countless small towns dotted along Route 66 that no longer exists. Grover Texaco recalls the days when full-service filling stations were manned by courteous uniformed attendants who pumped your gas, cleaned your windshield and checked your oil. Now deserted, we stand at the entrance to the driveway where we mentally replace the Texaco sign atop its pole that had once been flanked by pumps. Rendered in harmonious shades of red, violet, green, and yellow, the site is unexpectedly clean and tidy, free of broken windows, graffiti and debris. Under the setting sun the Grover Texaco Station stands as a memorial to a bygone era. Masters said of his art, “I am striving to provide you with a pleasurable escape, perhaps remind you of something forgotten and most certainly, convey a sense of beauty.” Mission accomplished. Giclee prints from under $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 12.5" x 17" Framed: 23" x 28." Beautiful molded walnut frame with fine dark color and patina, 19th c. This nostalgic painting recalls the simpler days of childhood when children rode their bicycles to the neighborhood ice cream shop. The boy, whose bike is smaller than the other two, is probably tagging along behind an older brother, something many of us with siblings might well remember. Masters builds the narrative through his meticulous observation of details- we see the OPEN sign, the “Grade A Inspection” sign and the soda jerk- all framed within the golden spandrels. Looking closer, in the second-story windows above, we see the daylight from the windows in the adjacent wall, which serves only to enhance the realism of this delightful painting.   Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 14″ x 16.5″ Framed: 27″ x 31.5″ 21x24. Modern Larson Juhl coffee-colored frame. Archival mat, regular glass. It's a sunny day as a man in overalls sits outside a real estate office. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 17.25" x 10.75"  Framed: 17.5" x 24" Modern Larson Juhl coffee-colored frame. Archival mat, regular glass. It's a sunny autumn day in Hermann, MO along the Missouri River. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 14″ x 10.5″ Framed: 21.5" x 18" Antique birdseye maple frame with gilt liners, English, 19th c. Archival mat, museum glass. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Call or write with any questions about this piece 314-644-7066.
  • Size: 16.25″ x 14″  Framed: 26″ x 24” Wonderful antique birdseye maple frame with silver gilt liner, English, 19th c. Archival mat, museum glass. It's a busy day at the iconic Kirkwood Station in Kirkwood, Missouri. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 17 1/4" x 23 1/4″ This watercolor is unframed. An abandoned barn and dead tree stand on a gently rising hill. Daylight shows through the dilapidated structure whose dry, peeling walls and precarious roof boards echo the dead tree, both on the verge of collapse. The profusion of colorful wildflowers in the foreground and dense band of trees on the horizon breathe life into this otherwise bleak view. The grey wood harmonizes beautifully with the clouds, whose eminent rain hastens the decay as it nourishes the landscape. Masters was drafted into WWII shortly after graduating from high school. Having seen combat action in Italy, one wonders if the tree, whose trunk resembles the VE sign seen around the world at the end of the war, represents the horrors he witnessed. It’s worth noting Masters painted this tree on several occasions. Giclee prints from under $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $45 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 12.5″ x 18.5″  Framed: 20" x 25.5" Modern Larson Juhl coffee-colored frame. Archival mat, regular glass. Over the course of his career, Masters painted at least 10 poignant still lives featuring a single dilapidated lantern in various settings. In “Lantern in the Snow” it stands in the undisturbed snow against a weathered stockade fence. Dented, with a broken handle and missing cap, the dead leaves reinforce the mood. And yet, its vertical stance and intact glass, rendered in gorgeous, harmonious colors, imbue the relic with strength and dignity. Indeed, Masters depicts the lantern as a portraitist would an elderly sitter, capturing the essence of a long purposeful life, endowed with a patina earned from years of service, tinged with the sadness that comes with age.      An art critic wrote in 1978, “A Stan Masters watercolor is realism at its best… One thing that is always fascinating in a Masters scene is the very real feeling you get of what is going on outside of the picture.” Here, Masters abruptly ends the fence and the few blades of grass, bent in the wind, subtly point to something around the corner, drawing us further into the painting and its complex narrative.       Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 11″ x 17″ Framed: 17.5" x 24" Modern Larson Juhl coffee-colored frame. Archival mat, regular glass. It's a sunny day at the abandoned Longview Station. The bright red switch target, as it's called, above the broken window enlivens the scene with an intriguing flash of color. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 17″ x 22.5″ Framed: 27″ x 32.5″ Artist’s original frame with a double mat, regular glass. Bears a typed label suggesting this painting was exhibited. Louisa Masters stands on the steps of the Missouri Pacific Railroad section house in Kirkwood, MO. Her husband, Grant Masters, who was section foreman for the railroad, can be seen inside. Note the tracks in the foreground, passing within just a few feet of the house, and another set behind. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 11″ x 14″ Framed: 18" x 21" Modern Larson Juhl coffee-colored frame. Archival mat, regular glass. Three mallards fly low across a marshy landscape. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
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