John A. Ruthven (Ohio/Kentucky; born 1927)
The Great Auk on Eldey Rock, 1975
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower right and signed in plate
Ruthven studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Jack Storey Central Academy of Commercial Art. After graduating, Ruthven opened a commercial studio and started painting the realistic wildlife portraits he is known for today. Ruthven was a member of the Outdoor Writers Association, the Cincinnati Art Club and Art Director’s Club, the Cincinnati Artist’s Guild, and the National Audubon Society.
- abrasions to the bead molding notably to the corners; chips and abrasions to the right side and corners of the frame.
- measures frame; image measures 27.5" W x 20" H.