138 Dick, George - Two Flying Pheasants

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This item SOLD at 2018 Jan 19 @ 15:28UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Art
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Two Flying Pheasants
Artist: Dick, GeorgeDate of Birth: 1916-1978
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 18 x 24
Signed: Signed lower right
Frame/Outer Dim: 27 x 33
George Dick was an outdoorsman. Peggy and Harold Samuels’s compendium, Contemporary Western Artists, states that Dick joined the U. S. Wildlife Service, traveled the West with a falcon named Margaret, and, after being wounded in World War II, recuperated in a lean-to in Jackson, regaining his strength by eating fish he caught. Dick studied with Kenneth Adams and Randall Davey and created his own approach to Western and wildlife painting. As he observed, “Most often I eliminate or subdue the background. To me, this adds to the feeling of the unknown, the vastness and the ‘foreverness’ of nature.”
This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin' Tree on page 267. A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.