If you haven’t yet read my last post with the same title as this one, you may wish to do that first. Following are other paintings done by Stan Masters from a Maplewood subject. There may be others that I’m not aware of but these were all Stan’s widow, Carlene had when she let me photograph them early in 2006.
The best place to get information on Stan’s paintings or to see them in person would be at Clark Graves Antiques in Clayton. There you will find many of them beautifully framed, displayed and available for purchase.
This very, nice painting depicts the Maplewood buildings located at Commonwealth and Greenwood.
The same scene in 2012.
Stan painted this view of the Clifford house on Flora at Sutton in 1977.
Here is a slightly different version from about the same angle.
A last, heartbreaking view of the Clifford house which burned early in 2012.
The Maplewood Methodist church with a man and a woman.
The Maplewood Methodist church with two women. This is the end of the Stan Masters paintings of Maplewood subjects as far as I know.
This photo has absolutely nothing to do with Stan Masters other than he painted this church. I just thought you might like to see it combined with this historic photo from our library's collection. The photo of the church was taken in 2010.
Maplewood Public Library
Here is a closer look at the historic photo. Don't you wish the church still had those original doors?
Doug. thanks for bringing Stan Masters some much deserved local press.
The views of the Methodist Church are remarkable, almost photographic. I wonder if he might have photographed his subjects and worked from the pictures in studio?
An exhibit is a must. These works need to be shared with all of Maplewood.
Robert Morrissey here. Yes, Stan took numerous photos and often noted the time of day and year on the backs. Not only was he concerned with the subject matter, he was also interested in capturing that late afternoon shadow we see in so many of his works.
Love the post!! Great paintings and pictures 🙂
Great post, Doug! Fantastic use of the paintings and photos. Thanks again.
I think it would be an interesting project, Robert. I’d love to see that happen. I’ll be in touch.
Great, Doug! I look forward to hearing from you.
Terrific post, Doug! Your photographs add a wonderful dimension to the work. Stan was an avid photographer and I have many of his photos that served as inspiration for paintings. I can think of at least 2 more views of Maplewood Stan painted. Come to the shop and I’ll show them to you. Say, let’s talk about doing an exhibit called, “The Maplewood Paintings of Stan Masters”. What do you think? Might be an interesting project!