This extraordinary vintage hand painted Plate was decorated by the Stouffer and former Pickard Artist, Arnold Rhodes. Rhodes had extensive experience in professional decorating and worked for many of the major Chicago decorating studios of the day including; Julius Brauer, Osborne, Stouffer, Tolpin, as well as Pickard...twice. Additionally, he did a large amount of freelancing. See Reed's Pickard Collectors Book for his bio, as well as many examples of his work.
This is a fine example of professional Artist, "Arnold Rhodes" work....a beautiful hand painted "Farm Scene" 11" Plate in a beautiful, possibly Walnut 13" X 13" stained frame. The farm scene shows a farmer carrying hay from a field down a dirt road against a background of low mountains. The outstanding artwork and superb presentation are all the earmarks of a professional decorator.
The beautiful hand painted "Farm Scene" framed Plate is in very good condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage. The wooden frame does show typical age wear [see photos].
The outstanding hand painted Scenic Plate displays a 1937 Stouffer mark and has been prominently signed on the front, "A. Rhodes".
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