John A. Ruthven Offset Lithograph "Francis of Assisi"
John A. Ruthven (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924 – 2020)
Francis of Assisi
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed in plate and to the lower right
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
- toning; foxing throughout; waving to sheet; accretions to glazing; abrasions to frame; tearing to paper backing.
- measures frame; image measures 17.0" W x 24.5" H.