John Roy


Sally Yard on John Roy: "It is as though the photograph, the optical comparator, the grid and the pixel all disclose themselves as devices that mediate between the factuality of the world, the observer, and the facture of the painting. The paintings reveal a sense of wonder, as John Roy emerges as a scientist / sorcerer of color and light - of the evanescent and the fleeting." (an excerpt from her essay found in John Roy, Selected Paintings 1957 - 2001)

John Roy received both his BFA and MFA from Yale University, where he studied under Josef Albers. From 1964 - 1994 he was a professor in the Art Department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was a close friend of Chuck Close, Hanlyn Davies, and John Townsend, all of whom he named as influences. He continued to paint until his death in 2001. 

John Roy's work has been included in numerous prestigious public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield.





Study for Portrait of John by Chuck Close, 1972, dye transfer photograph



JOHN ROY  Selected Paintings 1957 - 2001
  Published by William Baczek Fine Arts 2014 



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John Roy
Stand of Trees

Oil on canvas
46 x 34"


John Roy
Two Pine Trees

Oil on canvas
46 x 34"


John Roy
Soft Flowers

Oil on canvas, 1992
24 x 30"



John Roy
Flowers with Fluorescent Light
Oil on canvas, 1992
24 x 30"


John Roy
Flowers in Tall Vase
Oil on canvas, 1992
24 x 30"


John Roy
Flowers with Scalloped Window Shade

Oil on canvas, 1992
24 x 30"


John Roy
Winter Bushes

Oil on canvas
42 x 60"


John Roy
Winter Bushes, Blue

Oil on canvas
42 x 60"


John Roy
Pelham Woods Study

Oil on canvas
18 x 24"


John Roy
Flowers with Window Shade 2

Oil on canvas, 1993
24 x 30"


John Roy
Flowers w/ Yellowish-Green Background

Oil on canvas, 1993
24 x 30"



John Roy
Flowers with Yellowish Aura
Oil on canvas, 1991
24 x 30"



John Roy
Walk in the Woods

Oil on canvas
42 x 60"


John Roy
Woods with Light

Oil on canvas
42 x 60"


John Roy
Water Lilies

Oil on canvas
30 x 40"


John Roy
Flowers with Window Shade

Oil on canvas, 1991
24 x 30"





John Roy
Small Bouquet in Tall Vase
Oil on canvas, 1993
24 x 30"



John Roy
Large Bouquet in Broad Vase
Oil on canvas, 1993
24 x 30"


John Roy
Flowers with Blue Aura
Oil on canvas, 1992
24 x 30"


John Roy
Flowers with Wallpaper
Oil on canvas, 1992
24 x 30"






John Roy

Flowers in Two Vases
Oil on canvas, 1993
24 x 30"


John Roy
Window Sill, Wales, III
Oil on canvas, 1995
36 x 48"


John Roy
Garden

Oil on canvas
36 x 48"


John Roy
Flowers with Drawn Shade
Oil on canvas, 1992
24 x 30"



John Roy
Flowers in a Blue-Green Place

Oil on canvas, 1991
24 x 30"



John Roy
Flowers in a Floating Vase

Oil on canvas, 1993
24 x 30"




John Roy
Window Sill, Wales
, II
Oil on canvas, 1994
30 x 40"



John Roy
Stained Glass

Oil on canvas
34 x 46"



John Roy
Agapanthus

Oil on canvas
34 x 46"



John Roy
Pelham Road

Oil on canvas
30 x 40"



John Roy
Pelham Woods 2

Acrylic & oil on canvas, 1999
36 x 72"



John Roy
Pelham Woods

Acrylic & oil on canvas, 1999
36 x 72"



John Roy
Garden, LaNapoule

Acrylic & oil on canvas, 1997
36 x 72"



John Roy
Woods, Bray Court

Acrylic & oil on canvas, 1996
36 x 72"



John Roy
Henry Street, Amherst

Acrylic & oil on canvas, 1996
36 x 72"



John Roy
Flowering Shrub

Acrylic & oil on canvas, 1995
36 x 72"



John Roy
Sumac, Amherst

Acrylic & oil on canvas, 1997
36 x 72"



John Roy
Trees, Winter

Acrylic & oil on canvas, 1999
36 x 72"



John Roy
Vernum's Place

Acrylic & oil on canvas, 1997
36 x 72"



John Roy
Landscape, Wales

Acrylic & oil on canvas, 1996
36 x 72"



John Roy
North Wales

Acrylic & oil on canvas, 1996
30 x 60"


John Roy
Single Cow on Red, Green & Blue Squares

Oil on canvas, 1982
42 x 60"


John Roy
Black and White Cow

Oil on canvas, 1981
29 x 44"



John Roy
Untitled
Silk Screen
19 1/8 x 19 1/4" image
20 1/2 x 20 1/4" paper



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