A small painting on canvas, 12" by 9" (15" by 12" framed) titled on reverse "Hermit Home", by listed artist GEORGE EUGENE SCHROEDER (1865-1935). The scene is a modest rustic cabin in a forest clearing. The artist signed at lower right and again on reverse, wrote his name and "Heyburn, IDA". Heyburn is in the southern part of the state, between Twin Falls and Pocatello, on the Snake River. Written more faintly on the reverse under the name is "Near Hailey" (which is more northerly, on the road to famous Sun Valley; Hemingway lived in nearby Ketchum). Born in Chicago, Illinois, George Schroeder was self-taught as an artist. Well into life, he eventually settled in Idaho in 1906. There he was a resident of Twin Falls, Rupert, Heyburn and Burley, and became a promoter of art throughout the state. A businessman and sign painter for many years, it is said that he had a chain of businesses extending from Chicago to Lincoln, Nebraska. Schroeder painted the Sawtooth Mountains and the Jackson Lake country of Idaho, as well as scenes of California, Utah and even Europe. CONDITION: the painting will need restoration. There is an approximately 5" ragged generally vertical tear at left. There are no completely missing areas; edges generally match up though with the passage of time there has been some canvas shrinkage. A restorer should be able to iron on a patch, and repaint, or the work could be fully relined and restored that way. Old frame is attractive and should be saved. There is a little wear that could be sanded and then restored. Overall, this is a restoration project well worth undertaking.
GEORGE EUGENE SCHROEDER (1865-1935) as-is small painting of Idaho mountain cabin