All communities divide themselves into the few and the many. The first are the rich and well-born, the other the mass of the other people.
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Founding Fathers, 2003
Oil on canvas. Private collection; executed on commission.
Committee of Five, tasked by the Continental Congress to draft a Declaration of Independence. Standing from left to right: Robert Livingston, Roger Sherman, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams; Benjamin Franklin is seated.
John Buxton was born and raised in Oxford, NC, and received a BPA degree in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, CA. His highly researched historical images of the North American 18th century include momentous events as well as paintings of everyday life on the frontier.