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Ernest "Ernie" Bush Whitehead (Kentucky, 1908-1991) oil on canvas painting depicting cattle grazing in a field under a partly cloudy sky tinged with pink. Signed or identified en verso with biographical information, "Ernest Bush Whitehead Benton KY, buried Ramey Cem. Lyon Co. KY Engineer & Artist. Husband to Corinne Ramey, Son Ernest R. Whitehead." Sight: 10" H x 12" W. Framed: 13 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Biography: Ernest Bush Whitehead was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a scientist as well as an artist, employed most of his life as an engineer, including with the Apollo Space Program. (Source: the Paducah Sun, June 12, 1989).
CONDITION: Overall good condition with a few tiny scattered flakes and inclusions, and a 1/4" scratch at the left center edge.