Hosted at Drexel Hamilton, 77 Water Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10005
J.M. Stringer Gallery was pleased to present the Revolutionary War paintings of John Phillip Osborne (b. 1951) in this special exhibition at Drexel Hamilton. John Osborne is an internationally renowned painter who has won numerous awards for his landscape, figurative, and still life paintings. His works are collected by private individuals, museums, and corporations. Osborne is an avid student of history, particularly the American Revolution. Many encampments and significant battles took place within a small radius of his home in northern New Jersey. Spending time at these locations, Osborne drew on his knowledge of historical events to reimagine on canvas what occurred in these hallowed places. Osborne’s love of the ordinary citizen soldiers and the great Generals of the War reflect his respect and appreciation for all those who risk their lives in service to this country. Therefore, he was honored to display these special works of art at Drexel Hamilton, a full-service institutional broker-dealer founded on the principle of offering meaningful employment opportunities to disabled veterans.
This exhibition was a new consideration of the importance of the Revolutionary War, in which the primary focus is the ultimate achievement of an enlightened body of men with a united single cause. Recognition has come to Osborne through an unusual ability to depict the subject in a way that is close to nature. Thus, his initial attraction to the American Revolution was born. At what other time was our nation’s future so reliant upon yet at the mercy of our natural world? The landscapes they marched through still surround us today, the murmur of their footsteps still echo. Osborne captures these transcendental moments with a fine art background, academically trained eye, and historical accuracy – but above all, with unrivaled passion.