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Roy Lee Ward (American/Texas, 1941-2015) large oil on board painting titled "Mysterious Prairie Schooner," depicting three Native Americans on horseback at the edge of a rocky cliff, watching a group of prairie schooners (wagons) proceed through a tree-lined valley below. Signed and dated "Ray Lee Ward, 1976" lower right corner. Titled and additionally signed en verso. Housed in a carved wood frame with a green linen mat and wood filet. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed: 32" H x 44" W. Artist biography: A Texas native, Roy Lee Ward grew up on a ranch near Houston. He attended The Art Center in Los Angeles, CA, and was highly influenced by the illustration style of Don Putman. He worked for eight years as a freelance illustrator for advertising and other agencies making magazine covers, book jackets, calendars, and movie posters. By the late seventies, he began painting in his studio. His works consist of western genre and historical paintings, often featuring scenic landscapes at the core or backdrop. He was recognized by the State of Texas in 1995, who proclaimed him the "Texas State Artist".
PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Some minor wear to frame.