John Ruthven Offset Lithograph "Flickers," 1975
John A. Ruthven (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924 – 2020)
Flickers, Colaptes auratus, 1975
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower right
From the Masterpiece series
Dedicated “with best wishes to Sara Pritchard” to the lower right of image
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
- slight toning to paper and fading to the image; chips to the molding of the frame to the lower-left corner; minor scattered abrasions and gilt loss to the frame particularly along the upper edge of the frame.
- measures frame; image measures 20.0" W 17.0" H.