Richard Luney's paintings and prints of wildlife (generally African) have been popular since the 1970's. Luney, a Vietnam veteran, was already exhibiting by 1974 at Lord & Taylor Gallery in New York, according to a newspaper account of the time. The artist described his style as "contemporary surrealism". California-born, he would go to Lion Country Safari to study the animals, so as to paint the animals with greater accuracy. He was said to have taken three weeks to paint one picture, working ten hours a day and seven days a week. Limited edition prints were issued after the originals. This painting has paperwork from The Jones Gallery of La Jolla, California. The work is on wood panel and the framed item measures 26" by 26".
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