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Nicholas U. Comito (New York/Texas, 1906-1990) oil on canvas landscape painting, possibly a Texas scene, titled "House on the Hill," depicting a wooden house on a hill with children playing on a country road in the foreground. Additional houses and buildings before a low mountain range are visible in the background beneath an ominous grey sky. Signed "Nicholas U. Comito" lower right. Three paper labels, including exhibition label for Audubon Artists Annual at the National Academy Galleries, New York, en verso. Housed in a giltwood frame with carved corner elements. Sight: 24 1/2" H x 29 3/8" W. Framed: 33 3/4" H x 38 3/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Russell McAdoo, Murfreesboro, TN. Biography: Nicholas Comito was born in New York City and studied at New York University, the National Academy of Design School and in Italy. He exhibited paintings at the 1934 Salons of America. In 1940, his Fig Leaves and Fruit won the Second Hallgarten Prize at the National Academy of Design; he also exhibited there again in 1944. He also exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum; Carnegie Institute; the Currier Gallery of Art; Irvington, NJ, 1945 (prize); the Jersey City Art Museum, 1945 (prize); the Library of Congress; the Philadelphia Watercolor Club; the Washington Watercolor Club; and the Wawasee Art Gallery, Syracuse, Indiana, 1945 (prize). Source: Askart; Who Was Who in American Art. Condition: Overall very good condition with scattered craquelure.