Check out these two rarely seen York, Pa., paintings from Cliff Satterthwaite’s brush


Cliff Satterthwaite, a well-known York, Pa. artist several decades ago, painted this watercolor scene of a tree behind Friends Meeting House in York. Also of interest: York County readers report sightings of Cliff Satterthwaite’s paintings, drawings.

York Sunday News columnist Gordon Freireich wrote about former York artist Cliff Satterthwaite in a recent column.

The artist, well-known around York 50 years ago, saw Gordon’s work and sent images of two paintings that I’ve never seen before. The two York scenes are shown here.

Cliff wrote Gordon: “I have many paintings & drawings from the area, which I can submit for, at least your pleasure.”

I hope he sends them and Gordon, in turn, passes them on to me.

The artist’s good work deserves re-discovery in his longtime home of York, Pa.


Cliff Satterthwaite painted this York scene for a  holiday card for Dentsply. Advertising exec Howard E. Marshall commissioned this on behalf of his client. Also of interest:  About long-time York County, Pa., documentary artist: ‘Cliff was quite a character’.

Also of interest

Check out these additional YorkTownSquare images from Cliff Satterthwaite’s pen and brush.

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Can you ID the York native (not Cliff) who produced this painting?




About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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