R. Brownell McGrew

Artist Bio

R. Brownell McGrew worked in the film industry before becoming a full time painter specializing in Hopi and Navajo subjects. McGrew referred to himself as “an Impressionist in the classical sense,” though he paints to a much finer level of detail, as opposed to the Impressionists, and his paintings often have a “wet look” because he mixed his colors with linseed oil to achieve levels of luminosity that he felt suited the landscape and peoples of the desert.

Artwork to be Showcased

Under the Arch

Under the Arch

Oil on board
60 x 48 inches
Estimate: $ 80,000 - $ 120,000
Sold For: $ 76,050
Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley

Oil on board
41 x 66 inches
Estimate: $ 60,000 - $ 90,000
Sold For: $ 58,500