Ohio Folk Art Painting Hay Jump by Paul Patton
Paul Patton (American,1921-1999), ca 1980s. Acrylic on canvas board housed in a wooden frame, titled Hay Jump; 13.5 x 17.5 in. (sight).
Paul Patton grew up in Rix Mills, a central Ohio farming village near the Appalachian Mountains. The village flourished from 1860-1920, then slowly declined as surrounding areas were sold to mines. This painting is a part of his series Rix Mills Remembered. Affixed to the back of the paintings is the artist's rendition of Rix Mills, a detailed description of the painting and a history of the village.