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. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORKS OF ART NOW IN MY SHOP.
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