Gouache on paper, 18 3/4" by 14 3/4" (28" by 24" framed), signed at lower right and dated 1945 by the listed Illinois-born artist ERWIN WILLIAM HOBBY (1892-1977). This is a classic landscape of high mountains in the American west---possibly Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho or Montana, or the Pacific Northwest. The peak has a volcanic look to it so I might lean towards Oregon or Washington or Northern California even. The artist was born in Joliet, Illinois, and died there. He was a member of the Aurora Art League and the Joliet Artists' League, and was noted as an art educator; but otherwise there does not seem to be a lot of biographical information available. The drawing is in excellent condition and is ready for the wall. Shipping wizard figures are guesstimates. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORKS OF ART NOW IN MY SHOP.
Item ID: JB02504
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