Plain air landscape on the Vista Ranch in Ramona, CA. A note tucked into the stretcher bar and canvas states this is the Vista Ranch always a private ranch with no visitors with pristine untouched views. Signed lower left Menditto. This original oil painting on stretched linen canvas is in great condition with no scratches, holes or restorations. The painting measures 24 inches tall and 30 inches wide. Set in a nice gold frame that measures 30 inches tall and 36 inches wide. A note on the verso states this was displayed in the Indio California fair in 2003. This painting would look great in a living or dinning room.
Anthony Paul Menditto was born 1922 in Newington, Connecticut and died 2007 Blue Springs, Missouri. A bombardier during WWII in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He graduated from Connecticut State Teachers College and received the first Organic Chemistry Masters Degree granted by Fresno State University in Fresno, CA. He went on to be instrumental in development of the micro chip. He lived in California from 1956 to 2005 and moved to Missouri in 2005. Was often found painting beside his good friend Darwin Duncan who also is a listed artist. Known for his ‘Plein Air’ painting style, winning numerous awards. He belonged to several art associations, including the Palm Springs, CA and Greater Kansas City Art Associations. Routinely showed his paintings at ‘Images Gallery’ in downtown Kansas City.
Anthony (Tony) P. Menditto (1922-2007), Oak Trees and Rolling Foothills on Vista Ranch California Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting Signed by Artist