Landscapes by the late Garnet Jex on view at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts depict scenes from Harpers Ferry, W.Va., as though the Civil War had just come and gone.
But the 22 paintings included in the exhibit were completed in the 1930s through 1950s, said the museum's assistant curator, Jennifer E. Smith.
"What he was doing was not the trend in art at the time," Smith said.
Jex's work will be on view at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts through Jan. 17.
The exhibit, which contains both oil and watercolors, draws from the private collections of local residents Lee and Patricia Stine, the Sharpsburg Historical Society, the town of Harpers Ferry and Anne Newcomer Dungan, the trustee of the Garnet Jex collection.
In November, the museum will host a lecture about the process of restoring Jex's paintings and his contribution to the art world, Smith said.