A contemporary work by the noted Los Angeles-based painter THEODORE SVENNINGSEN, featuring in a tight, realistic style two boxcars of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, from his noted "railroad series" works featuring train cars and tracks, often set in desolate and lonely winter conditions. It measures 24 1/2" by 24 1/2" in narrow strip frame, and is signed at center left and again on the reverse, where it is dated 1976. The artist received a Master of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design. His works have been widely exhibited in New York and California, and are in numerous corporate and public collections. He created murals for UCLA's Department of Architecture and for Los Angeles City College. The artist's informative website includes a number of other "railroad" works as well as his later text-based conceptual paintings. This painting is in excellent, unusually fresh condition, considering that it is forty years old.
THEODORE SVENNINGSEN contemporary American art 1976 railroad series painting