John Ruthven (Cincinnati, Ohio, born 1924)
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed to lower right margin
Numbered Bengal’s edition, 50/99
Personal inscription to lower margin “Best wishes to John Sawyer”
Ruthven studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Jack Storey Central Academy of Commercial Art. After graduating, he 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.
- light toning and scattered foxing to print edges; curling to sheet from being rolled.