John A. Ruthven Offset Lithograph "Bluejay," Circa 2000
John A. Ruthven (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924 – 2020)
Bluejay, circa 2000
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower left; signed in plate to the lower left
Numbered 725 of 1000
From the artist’s Williamsburg series
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
- minor buckling and faint toning to print and paper within the frame; light scratches, scuffs, and flecks of debris to frame.
- measurements of frame; image measures 12.0" W x 16.0" H.