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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. In “Weary Rider” 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. 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. Matches "Flag Day." Welcome to the Barton Street Bar that serves ice cold Busch beer, freshly brewed just a few blocks away. Meanwhile, a cat in the second story window preens itself. 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 attention to the left side of this colorful picture, where three friends engage in casual conversation. The approaching 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” beautifully 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: 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, alternatively titled, "King and Castle". A portion of the iconic Kirkwood Station is visible in the background. 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.
  • 12" x 16" This piece is unframed. Masters finds order and structure in this gritty view. The geometric shapes of the buildings, windows, and chimneys play off each other continuously until our eye is slowed by the tight green lattice of the porch, where we discover the TV SERVICE sign. The enigmatic pole makes another appearance, this time standing forward of the buildings, leading the eye to the pigeons, while its shadow points back to the porch. The open spaces of the sky and parking lot relive the clutter, preventing 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 also 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: 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 a working-class 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. Light flashes off the broken windows of the abandoned depot at Sargents, CO, along the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. A rusty oil drum with 3 bullet holes sits beside the door. 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: 12.5" x 17" Framed: 23" x 28." Beautiful moulded 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 probably remember. Masters builds the narrative through his meticulous observation of details- we see in the picture window the OPEN sign, the “Grade A Inspection” sign, and, inside, 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: 12.5″ x 18.5″  Framed: 20" x 25.5" Modern Larson Juhl coffee-colored frame. Archival mat, regular glass. Lantern in the Snow is from a group of still lifes of a single disused kerosene lantern, always depicted outdoors. Here, the dented light with a broken handle and missing cap stands in the snow near the end of a stockade fence. The gorgeous, restrained palate unifies the various elements. Despite its dilapidated condition, the lantern’s vertical stance and intact glass convey a strength and dignity more often seen in portraiture than still life. In 1978 a critic wrote, “A Stan Masters watercolor is realism at its best… What he sees is so direct and the way he sees it is so logical that his intent and his achievement are timeless and universal. 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, the three blades of grass subtly point beyond the fence and draw our attention to what might be around the corner. 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: 13″ x 20″ Framed: 19" x 25" Modern Larson Juhl coffee-colored frame. Archival mat, regular glass. It's a bright, beautiful day at the Market Basket, a popular little store as evidenced by the path through the leaves. 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: 12" x 13.5" Framed: 21.5" x 23" About the frame: Antique birdseye maple frame, 19th c. Archival linen mat, giltwood liners, museum glass. Old Truck at Times Beach, painted in 1979, depicts an abandoned 1956 Dodge dump truck. The blue cab and red box reinforce the ‘Americana’ feel of the picture. The colorful windshield stickers attest to its many years of service while the empty headlight sockets confirm its dereliction. The enigmatic wooden pole, a common device employed by Masters and perhaps borrowed from Edward Hopper, adds variety and interest to the composition. The foraging chickens animate the scene, while the yellow license plate subtly connects the truck to the golden fields beyond. Times Beach, pop. 2,000, was a small town in rural Missouri situated on Route 66. In the early 1980s, it became the site of one of the most notorious environmental disasters in the nation’s history when the EPA discovered dioxin contaminated oil had been sprayed on the roads. The residents were evicted and their homes demolished. In 1999, after a massive cleanup, Times Beach was reborn as Route 66 State Park. Complete with a visitor's center, picnic area and trails, it stands today, like Old Truck, as a memorial to America’s beloved Mother Road. 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 16″ Framed: 18" x 23." 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: 12″ x 16″ Framed: 19" x 23" 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: 18" x 24" This piece is unframed. Never let it be said Stan Masters did not have a sense of humor. The enormous USED CARS in white letters next to the church establishes the joke, which he sustains through a series of clever maneuvers. First, he shoehorns the church between the uniform facades of the flanking buildings, confirming its role as a used car on the lot, gleaming white with tinted windows. The dead tree in the side warns caveat emptor, reiterated by the No Parking sign in front. Next, he truncates the word TRANSMISSIONS to MISSIONS. The dappled sunlight from the unseen tree suggests the business’ ‘shadowy’ characters, the realization of which then leads us back to the ‘shady’ USED CARS sign. But this is not a scathing commentary about organized religion; Masters is merely poking fun at it. The strolling pedestrian and fluttering birds enliven the scene, as do the grass and emerald green trees, which, incidentally, carry the eye back to the steeple. Masters means no harm, only a gibe as he flexes his narrative muscles. Giclee prints from $30 available 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: 23.5" x 29.5" 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: 16.5" x 23" Framed: 23.5" x 30" 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.
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