John A. Ruthven Offset Lithograph "Saw Whet Owls," Circa 1979
John A. Ruthven (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924 – 2020)
Saw Whet Owls, circa 1979
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower right
Numbered 463 of 1,500
Dedication inscribed to the lower right margin
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
- no significant condition issues to note.
- measurements of frame; image measures 11.0" W x 13.5" H.