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Keeping the Past Alive!

  • Museum of Old Newbury 98 High Street Newburyport, MA 01950 (map)

Enjoy historic Newburyport through the art of Richard Burke Jones.  With extensive research and meticulous attention to detail, Jones brings the past to life in his paintings of historic scenes.  Typically done from a birds-eye view, the works are grand in scale and immerse the viewer in the past.  Jones has painted several late 19th century scenes of Newburyport, as well as scenes of Nantucket and Boston.  Join us on April 13 to learn about the process behind each work, from inception to research to painting to unveiling.

Richard Burke Jones, a Newburyport native,  is a realist painter who concentrates on historical scenes, portraits, interiors, and landscapes in oil and watercolor.  In undergraduate study (Holy Cross College) he studied philosophy and art. In graduate study (Tufts University/Museum School) he concentrated on design, drawing, painting and art education. Subsequently he studied classical drawing and painting with Robert Cormier of the Boston School, portraiture with Daniel Green and watercolor with John Pike.

Richard is a retired member of the Guild of Boston Artists and served on the Governing Board from 1994-1997. In addition to studying art at Holy Cross College, Richard has studied software engineering, and law. He holds a doctorate (Suffolk University, J.D.) and a masters (Boston University, L.L.M.) in law , a masters degree in art and education (Tufts Universtity, M.A.) and, has most of his course work done for his Masters in Information Technology (Harvard University).

Reception 6:30pm    Program 7:00pm
This program is sponsored in part by the Institution for Savings and is open to the community free of charge.
Space is limited; please contact or 978-462-2681 to reserve your seat.

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