Rixford U. Jennings (1906-1996)



Exhibition:
Friday, March 22, 2019-Saturday, April 20, 2019


     The son of a master Roycroft artisan, silversmith Walter Jennings, Rix began his long and distinguished career as a professional illustrator in Western New York, but traveled for opportunities to New England and California. Adept with multiple mediums and techniques he advanced his commercial career in the 1940’s with a team of animators at Disney’s productions of Dumbo and Fantasia.

      After returning to Buffalo, Rix taught at the Art Institute and the University of Buffalo while also illustrating for newspapers and periodicals, including the first ten years of Spree Magazine covers. Locally he was a member of multiple art organizations, serving as president for the Buffalo Society of Artists in 1945-46. He also designed East Aurora’s village seal, murals for the Town of Aurora and the Roycroft Renaissance double 'R' mark, making this exhibit during the Bicentennial of the Town of Aurora even more special.

     This prolific artist left numerous fine art watercolors which maximize the properties of the transparent medium with wet flowing skies, crisp architecture and dry brush accents. Also selected for the exhibit  are working sketches, pen and ink drawings, and pastels, all of which demonstrate the range and versatility of this gifted “hometown” artist.

 

·        All image dimensions are in inches, height precedes width.                 
·        Titles in quotes are by the artist; titles without quotes are titled by the gallery.                   
·        sll= signed lower left; slr= signed lower right; uns= unsigned.                 
·        All unsigned works are estate authenticated and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.                 
·        All works include conservation framing.                 
·        Additional works by Rixford U. Jennings are available through Meibohm Fine Arts.                 
·        View the full exhibition and additional works at meibohmfinearts.com                                                     
 
 
Catalog of Exhibition:                                     
 
 
1.         “Cloud Study No. 5” (Timber Island, ME)
            11-1/4 x 15-1/2, watercolor, uns, 1938                  
            550.00
 
2.         “Cloud Study No. 1” (Timber Island, ME)
            11-1/4 x 15-1/2, watercolor, uns, 1938                  
            550.00
 
3.         “Cloud Study No. 4” (Timber Island, ME)
            11-1/4 x 15-1/2, watercolor, uns, 1938                  
            550.00
 
4.         “Two Buoys and a Girl”
            15 x 22, watercolor, sll, 1939                                  
            1750.00 (sold)
 
5.         Circus Quickie I  
            12 x 7-1/4, watercolor, uns, 1938                           
            300.00 (sold)
  
6.         “Eucalyptus Camp” (Burbank, CA)  
            12-1/2 x 15-1/4, pen & ink, sll, 1941                      
            375.00 (sold)
 
7.         “Fishing Nets Under Repair” (San Pedro, CA)
           10-1/2 x 15, watercolor, sll, 1941                           
            800.00
 
8.         “Washing Up at Camp” (Burbank, CA)  
            15-1/2 x 22-1/2, watercolor, slr, 1941                    
            1400.00
 
9.         Custard Stand
            15 x 22, watercolor, uns                                          
            1300.00
   
10.       Disney Sketch – Man Reading
            15-1/2 x 12-1/2, red conté, uns, 1941                    
            375.00
 
11.       Disney Study – Girls with Scarves
            10 x 14, watercolor, slr, 1940                                 
            800.00
 
12.       Disney Figure Studies
            12 x 10, pen & ink, uns, 1941                                 
            400.00
 
13.       Bathing Beauty Contestant
            15-1/2 x 22-1/2, watercolor, sll, 1939                    
            1800.00
 
14.       “Popcorn Tent”
            12 x 16, watercolor, sll, 1938                                  
            800.00
 
15.       “Elephant Tent”
            12 x 16, watercolor, sll, 1938                                  
            800.00
 
16.       Manhattan Bridge, NYC”
            15-1/2 x 22-1/2, watercolor, sll, 1940                    
            1700.00
 
17.       Brooklyn Navy Yard, NYC
            15-1/2 x 22-1/2, watercolor, sll                               
            1700.00
 
18.       “Iron for Japan(From Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY)
            15-1/2 x 22-1/2, watercolor, sll, 1938                    
            1700.00
 
19.       Buffalo Club Flags
            11 x 15, watercolor, uns                                          
            700.00 (sold)
 
20.       “Sketch from Dun Building”
            10 x 14, watercolor, uns, 1932                               
            600.00
 
21.       “Reflections – Rough Water”
            15 x 21, watercolor, sll, 1947                                  
            1600.00
 
22.       “Channel Markers, Buffalo Harbor
            15 x 22, watercolor, sll, 1949                                  
            1600.00
 
23.       Buffalo Lighthouse”
            9 x 12, watercolor, uns                                             
            550.00 (sold)
 
24.       Shepard Ave. in Rain” (Kenmore, NY)
            13 x 9-1/2, watercolor, uns, 1945                           
            500.00 (sold)
 
25.       Buffalo River and Skyway – Study
            9 x 12, pastel, uns                                                    
            400.00
   
26.       Buffalo Lighthouse
            18-1/2 x 23-1/4, watercolor, sll, 1981                    
            2300.00 (sold)
 
27.       City Reflections I
            12-1/2 x 10, pastel, uns, c.1970                             
            575.00 (sold)
 
28.       City Reflections II
            12-1/2 x 10, pastel, uns, c.1970                             
            575.00
 
29.       Niagara Falls
            23-3/4 x 17-3/4, watercolor, slr, 1970                    
            1400.00 (sold)
 
30.       Skyway at Night
            12 x 28, gouache, uns                                             
            1300.00 (sold)
 
31.       Albright Knox Spree Magazine
            14 x 10-1/2, pastel, sll, Spring 1968                      
            600.00
 
32.       Winter Walk Spree Magazine
            14-1/2 x 11-1/2, pastel, sll, Winter 1968                
            600.00
 
33.       WWII Plane Scout
            15-1/2 x 10-1/2, ink wash, sll, c.1940’s                 
            1200.00
 
34.       “They Need Your Blood”
            18 x 14, WWII Red Cross poster, 1942                 
            550.00
 
35.       “Window Dresser”
            17-1/2 x 12, watercolor, slr                                      
            1400.00 (sold)
 
36.       “Birthday Party’s Over” – Courier Express
            14-1/2 x 12, colored pencil, sll, 1976                     
            650.00
  
37.       “Birthday’s Over – Merry Christmas” – Courier Express
            9 x 14-1/2, pastel, sll, 1976                                     
            600.00 (sold)
 
38.       “No Sale– Courier Express
            14 x 11-1/2, colored pencil, slr, 1972                    
            500.00 (sold)
 
39.       White River, CT
            22 x 30, watercolor, sll, 1975                                  
            2900.00
 
40.       “Low Tide”
            15 x 22, watercolor, sll, 1956                                  
            1600.00
 
41.       Waterfall (Colden, NY)
            12-1/2 x 15-1/4, uns, pastel                                    
            500.00
           
42.       Creek Scene
            14-3/4 x 21-1/2, watercolor, slr, 1962                    
            1500.00
 
43.       Snowbound
            14-1/2 x 20-3/4, watercolor, sll, 1993                    
            1500.00
 
44.       Bicentennial Pride
            15 x 22, watercolor, sll, 1975                                  
            1600.00
 
45.       Iron Kettle Restaurant
            8-1/2 x 11, pastel, sll, 1985                                     
            450.00 (sold)
 
46.       Christmas Delivery
            15 x 21-1/2, sll, ink, 1964                                        
            1650.00 (sold)
 
47.       Gift Shop in Snow
            10 x 14-1/4, watercolor, sll, 1988                           
            550.00 (sold)
 
48.       “Grade Crossing”
            11 x 15, watercolor, uns                                          
            450.00 (sold)
 
49.       Clement Barn
            11-1/4 x 14-3/4, watercolor, uns                             
            450.00 (sold)
 
50.       At the Circle
            11-1/2 x 15-3/8, watercolor, sll                               
            500.00
 
51.       Family TV Night
            14 x 20-1/2, watercolor, slr                                      
            1500.00
 
52.       “Dear Santa we have moved to East Aurora…”
            20-1/4 x 14-3/8, pen & ink, uns, 1951                    
            900.00
 
53.       “Pines Under Heavy Snow I”
            10-3/4 x 15-1/2, pastel, sll, 1979                            
            650.00 (sold)
 
54.       “Pines Under Heavy Snow II”
            14 x 17, pastel, sll, 1979                                         
            700.00

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