Rea N. Redifer

"We can ask and ask but can never get back what once seemed ours forever" ... J. L. Carr
Many times, in a wry sort of way, I think of painting as a form of that asking; an attempt to evoke the fleeting moments of the life we have lived.  Those moments can never be defined they can only be hinted at for ... "what once seemed ours forever" was our innocent wonder. ... perhaps a crow at dusk, a tree in winter, magnolias in the evening or even a moment of tragedy in the skies over Passchendaele in 1917 ... compelling moments and the feelings they evoke.
I try to touch upon those feelings.  

Rea N. Redifer  

June 10, 1933 - May 12, 2008




As the years pass, I become ever more fascinated with the American Myth.

      General Custer.JPG (152682 bytes)                                

The Encampment.JPG (125823 bytes)                           Retreat From Gettysburg.JPG (82686 bytes)


Henry Thoreau at Walden.jpg (114008 bytes)          Falling Magnolias.JPG (30386 bytes)                 


Crow in the Rain.JPG (168329 bytes)                            


Bloody April 1917.JPG (93089 bytes)                 Grounded.JPG (103702 bytes)           In Flight.JPG (113998 bytes)


Over the Line 1917.JPG (77359 bytes)                 Richtoven's Last Flight.JPG (73249 bytes)                                Folkker D 7.JPG (119232 bytes)


The Coast Line.JPG (78532 bytes)                       


                       The Black Bird Pool.JPG (111360 bytes)             Sundown.jpg (63384 bytes)


            The Old Veteran.JPG (317017 bytes)       Seed Time.JPG (109801 bytes)

The Fox.JPG (100206 bytes)                                    Young Fox.JPG (103049 bytes)



Toward Walden.JPG (84012 bytes)                     The Sisters.JPG (166803 bytes)


One Man Exhibitions

American Realist Gallery

Tokyo Museum

Washington Art Gallery

South Bend Art Museum

International Art Gallery

Baker Company Gallery

Chadds Ford Gallery

Chester County Art Association

Widener College

Kling Gallery



American Watercolor Society National Traveling Exhibit

Brandywine River Museum

Philaelphia Art Alliance

University of Delaware

Rosewell Museum

San Antionio Museum

The Union League

Part of the permanent collections:

Brandywine River Museum

Bank of Delaware

Gettysburg College

South Bend Art Center

United States Air Force

Blue Cross of Pennsylvania

University of Delaware

University of Notre Dame

University of Indiana

Rea Redifer Author:


The Last Waltz, 1989

The Prairie, 2005



Island Funeral, PBS

The Port, PBS

A Broken Silence, PBS

Thunder and Rain, Bicential Commision

The Journey,

Chester County Welcomes Thee

The Maryland Hunt Cup, PBS

The Colonial Hunt Cup, PBS

Deery Meeting Farm

The Lost Village of Allaire





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