John A. Ruthven (Ohio/Kentucky; born 1927)
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower right; signed in plate to the lower right
Numbered 409 of 700
From the artist’s Early Bird series
Published by Wildlife Internationale, Inc., Georgetown, Ohio
Title inscribed in plate to the lower center margin
Publisher’s envelope included in sleeve to the verso of frame
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.
- light abrasions, scratching, scuffing and accretions to frame.
- measurements of frame; image measures 20.0" W x 16.0" H.