Original Art by Royce H. Vaughn
Note cards from the California Collectors' Series are reproductions of paintings done in watercolor, oil or acrylic. Many of the originals have been purchased and, with the permission of the buyer, include the name of the collector on the back of the card. The artist retains all reproduction rights. Paintings currently available include:
The Blue Angels -- 18"x24" acrylic on canvas of Blue Angels in tight formation over the San Francisco skyline. SOLD, 2007
Lighthouse at Point Sur -- 24"x18"acrylic on canvas of lone figure standing above a crowd of daffodils at the southern California lighthouse. SOLD. 2007
Bridge at Colfax -- 36”x30” watercolor of bridge at the Nevada County Line surrounded by lush landscape with just a hint of water below. Handsomely framed. $500.
Oakland BayBridge --34"x25" watercolor. Intricate, hard-edge lines of the bridge are softened by images of the surrounding neighborhood. SOLD, 2008
Green City Hall Dome --35"x28" watercolor of San Francisco’s City Hall dome as seen from Buena Vista Park before Mayor Willie Brown Jr. came into office. $450.
Point Bonita Light House – 28”x22” watercolor on a cool, windy day. $300.
Mission at Carmel – 34”x27” watercolor. A view of the old mission. $250.
St. Teresa’s Church in Bodega – 37”x28” watercolor of the site of Alfred Hitchcock’s film, “The Birds” starring Tippi Hedren. SOLD, 2011.
SP Daylight – 36”x29” watercolor – Train buffs’ favorite, invoking memories of nostalgic rides from Los Angeles to San Francisco. $350.
Sant’Eustorgio -- 29”x25” watercolor. Historic basilica in Milan, Italy. SOLD, 2007.
Reichenbachbruke – 29”x25” watercolor. Busy bridge in the middle of Munich, Germany, with the water of the River Isar running below. SOLD, 2008.
OILS, ACRYLICS and AFRIGRAMS
E=Mc2 – 37"x31" acrylic on canvas. Literal interpretation of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in riveting colors. NFS.
Rhapsody in Blue – 30”x36” acrylic on canvas. A tribute to the syncopation and sweeping crescendo of George Gershwin's music. $350.
Black Brown and Beige – 25”x30” oil on canvas. Nude with astonishingly blue eyes, a tribute to the music of Duke Ellington. $250.
Black Rosie – 31”x41” oil on canvas. Black woman with red rose. Inspired by chain gang work song of the Old South. $500.
Diggin’ My Potatoes – 37”x31” oil on canvas. Woman alone in the field. Inspired by chain gang work song of the Old South. $800.
Color Round – 50”x38” oil on canvas. A palette of purples, blues and greens overlapped to achieve the look of translucence. $800.
Afrigrams – 28"x28" wyomyssing flint glaze sheeting on aluminum matting. A series of three designs in red, black, green, yellow and white African colors created in the template of a Chinese tangram puzzle (see photo on biography page). The pieces are $150 each or a set of three for $350.
The Red, White, Blue and Green – 68”x30” acrylic on masonite. A high-stepping drum and bugle corps featured in the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday, Dec, 16, 1966. Returned to the artist through the owner’s Will after her death. SOLD again in 2008.
We Shall Overcome – 58”x37” acrylic on canvas. A tribute to leaders in the fight for human rights, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and others. $1000.
Rembering Our Heroes
Frederick Douglass --25”x33” framed oval acrylic. African American abolitionist (1817-1895) whose powerful “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” vividly described the dehumanization of slavery.$300.
Booker T. Washington – 25”x33” framed oval acrylic. African American educator (1856-1915) founder of Tuskegee Institute emphasizing industrial training and means of self respect and economic independence $250.
Ralph Bunche – 25”x33” framed oval acrylic. First African American (1907-1971) to be a division head in the U.S. Department of State.Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as principal Secretary of the United Nations Palestine Commission in 1950.$250.
George Washington Carver-- 25”x33” framed oval acrylic.African American agriculturist (1864-1943) dedicated to soil improvement and crop diversification including soybeans, sweet potatoes and, of course, peanuts! $250.
George Washington Carver-- 25”x33” framed lithograph.African American agriculturist (1864-1943) dedicated to soil improvement and crop diversification -- including soybeans, sweet potatoes and, of course, peanuts! $250.
INCLUDED IN PUBLICATIONS
The Black Artist in America: An Index to Reproductions. Dennis Thomison. Metuchen; Scarecrow Press. 1991
Twentieth Century Artists on Art:, An Index to Artists' Writings, Statements and Interviews. Jack Robertson. Boston: GK Hall, 1985
In Black and White; Afro Americans in Print. Mary Mace Spradling. Kalamazoo Public Library, 1976
Black Artists on Art, Vol. I Samella Lewis and Ruth Waddy, Los Angeles, 1976
Black Artists on Art, Vol. I Samella Lewis and Ruth Waddy, Contemporary Crafts, 1969
Black Dimensions in Contemporary American Art compiled and edited by J. Edward Atkinson,Plum Book from New American Library, Times Mirror, New York, Toronto and London,1971. Includes reproduction of oil painting, "Autumn Muscle," painted in 1963.
Afro-American Artists, a Bio-bibliographical Directory, compiled and edited by Theresa Dickason Cederholm, Boston Public Library, 1973