The Modernist Religious Painting of Roy De Maistre 1930-1960

Heather Johnson


This paper is essentially a brief case study of some of the religious paintings of Roy de Maistre, a study which demonstrates the interaction of the spiritual beliefs and the personal and professional life of a painter. At times these two aspects, that is the spirituality and the painting, blend together to produce superior and uplifting works of art. At other times the spiritual beliefs and the mundane conflict harshly, resulting in work that could best be described as mediocre.

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