The Deputy


The Deputy 18×24″ oil on linen, framed by the artist

The Deputy depicts a strong individual from South Carolina’s past. Or perhaps a determined and decidedly dark individual out for vengeance. It’s up to the viewer to decide. As an artist, I am drawn to what is emotional and evocative, what is interesting to paint. I leave it to the viewer to provide the meaning. This was begun as a paint along lesson with a private student and developed later. The Deputy came about a couple years after the filming of Emanuel, when fellow actor Kyle and I played members of a posy, re-enacting the capture of Denmark Vessey in the early 1800s on Capers Island, SC. We were part of the making of this beautiful and moving film, a docudrama about the Emanuel Nine and their survivors at the Emanuel Church shooting in 2015.

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From the cover of my how to draw and paint book, The Power of positive painting.

Brien Gregory as The Marshall

Brien Gregory as The Marshall, part of the cast for Emanuel

bounty hunter

And again, as The Bounty Hunter

denmark vessey

Denmark Vessey

More gallery paintings by Robert Maniscalco

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Type of Work

Original Painting by Robert Maniscalco, Giclee – archival inks, stretch on canvas, Artists Proof (AP) – archival inks and paper


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