Roger Haas Watercolor Paintings and John Ruthven Offset Lithographs
Roger Haas (Ohio, 20th century)
Untitled (one painting of two women in Amish cloaks and bonnets; one painting of Amish buggy), late 20th century
Two watercolor paintings on paper
Signed to the lower left
Artist’s biography included on sheet to the verso of frame
John A. Ruthven (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924 – 2020)
Cinnamon Teal; California Quail_, late 20th century
Two offset lithographs on paper
Signed to the lower right
Numbered 1237 of 2000 (_Cinnamon Teal)
Published by Wildlife Internationale, Inc. Georgetown, Ohio
Title inscribed in plate to the lower center margin
John Aldrich Ruthven studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati 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.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- light toning and flecks of debris to print and paper of both John Ruthven prints; minor adhesive residue to the coverings of each frame; light abrasions, scratching, scuffing, and accretions to each frame; varying degrees of toning and discoloration to each.
- measurements of the largest frame.