Current Interest: New Portrait of George Washington as a Mason

January-February 2012

Parsons Masonic Lodge No. 222, Austin, Texas, celebrated its centennial year 2010–2011. Bro. Richard Everett Fox, 32°, painted an extraordinary portrait of Bro. George Washington and presented it to the lodge as part of the ceremonies. Gilbert Stuart would have smiled!Measuring 61ʹʹ × 38ʹʹ, oil on canvas, Bro. Fox’s painting depicts George Washington as our first Masonic father. He stands upon a checkered floor, between the two great columns. To his right the sun rises, to his left the moon, and above his head, in the celestial sky, is the ever-present Eye of Deity. On the plinth to his lower left is inscribed, “Parsons 222 • Centennial • 1910–2010.” This is the first of many such works planned by the artist.

Measuring 61ʹʹ × 38ʹʹ, oil on canvas, Bro. Fox’s painting depicts George Washington as our first Masonic father. He stands upon a checkered floor, between the two great columns. To his right the sun rises, to his left the moon, and above his head, in the celestial sky, is the ever-present Eye of Deity. On the plinth to his lower left is inscribed, “Parsons 222 • Centennial • 1910–2010.” This is the first of many such works planned by the artist.

Bro. Fox has been working for more than 20 years in Texas, and his art adorns many of its finest homes and buildings. This important work was gifted by the artist to Parsons Lodge, to hang in the York Rite Temple in Austin, Texas. A limited number of 36ʹʹ × 22ʹʹ prints on canvas, signed and numbered by the artist, are available. For information, please contact: Bro. Richard Everett Fox, 512–431–0361 or richardfox_art@msn.com.

Photo: Bro. Fox and his new painting