John A. Ruthven Offset Lithograph "The Great Auk," Circa 1970
John A. Ruthven (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924 – 2020)
The Great Auk, circa 1970
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed to lower right
Cincinnati Museum of Natural History blind stamp to lower left
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.
- toning and foxing to sheet; wear to edges.
- measures frame; image measures 27.5" W x 20.0" H.