Jack Van Ryder (Arizona/Montana, 1899-1967) watercolor on paper landscape painting depicting an early morning desert scene rendered in pastel colors. Signed "Jack Van Ryder" lower left. Mickelson's, Washington, D.C. label, en verso. Housed under invisible glass in a gilt and off white wooden frame with carved gilt wood rabbet edge. Sight – 14 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W. Framed – 19 3/4" H x 26 3/4" W. Early/mid 20th century. Provenance: The estate of Martha Goldsmith, Clarksville, TN. Biography: Jack Van Ryder was a studio painter of cowboy, Indian and ranch life in Arizona. As a young man, he worked as a cowboy in Montana, but his interest in art led to his becoming a pupil of Charles Russell in Great Falls. In later years and before 1940, he settled in the Tucson area as a rancher and painter of western subjects, and he also did illustration for Literary Digest, which earned him membership in the Society of Illustrators. He was known for his hyperrealistic landscape details, often rendered in pastel hues. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with 1/4" area of loss, top right corner. Areas of loss, largest 1/2", to gilt on frame. Not examined outside of frame.
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