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    TOM RYAN (American b. 1922)
    Pioneer Home
    Oil on canvas
    16in. x 20in.
    Signed lower right

    A contemporary Texas artist, Tom Ryan began his career as an illustrator and is today known for his realistic paintings of western genre subjects. He studied at the Art Students' League in New York with Frank Reilly, visiting other notable artists' studios such as Andrew Wyeth in the early 1950s. Settling in Lubbock in 1967, Ryan would frequently travel to the 6666 Ranch in Guthrie to make drawings and take photographs for his paintings. He was given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1996. In excellent original condition, this painting demonstrates Ryan's ability to realistically render western scenes.

    Provenance: Berbar Collection (label on reverse)
    Altermann Galleries, Dallas, TX
    acquired from the above by the present owner

    Exhibited: CAA Museum, Kerrville, TX, "Texas Sesquicentennial Show", April 25-July 13, 1986
    National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, "The Brotherhood of Man: Tom Ryan and the Cowboys of the 6666 Ranch", October13-December 31, 2001

    Literature: Susan Hallsten McGarry, The Brotherhood of Man: Tom Ryan and the Cowboys of the 6666 Ranch (Oklahoma City, 2001), p. 45, illus.



    Condition Report*: Excellent condition; unlined original canvas.
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