220 The Gay Lady Saloon, Dodge City

Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2016 Apr 02 @ 14:15UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Art
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 6,000.00 USD
Estimated at 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD
The Gay Lady Saloon, Dodge City
Artist: Ryan, TomDate of Birth: 1922-2011
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 11 x 18 inches
Signed: Signed lower right

Tom Ryan enjoyed a long and successful career in illustration before turning his attention to Western easel paintings. An early member of the Cowboy Artists of America, Ryan’s paintings always emphasize the humanity in a scene. The Gay Lady Saloon, Dodge City isn’t a huge painting, but it’s packed with humanity— and action: music, dancing, clapping, laughing, even a happy if ill-advised pistol shot. The focus is on the high- stepping woman beneath the oil lamp but the sense of camaraderie is contagious. Ryan keeps the paint moving to match the frenzied fun.