Schreyvogel, Ruth and Horan, James (1861 – 1912)
General Publishing Company, Limited, 1969. Signed Limited Edition (#191 of #242 copies) by James D. Horan and Ruth Elizabeth Shcreyvogel Carrothers. Oversized volume 16″x12.5″. Brown and tan boards. The Book has been bumped at the top and bottom of spine and boards have some soiling. Overall very good. This deluxe edition contains four paintings not found in the original issue. All prints are one to a page and suitable for framing (if, heaven forbid, someone wishes to separate the folios). Schreyvogel was born in New York in 1861, the son of migrant Germans bound and determined to make America their new home following departure from a tumultous Europe and, specifically, Germany. Schreyvogel’s father, Paul, and mother Teresa Erve were shopkeepers in NY’s lower east side. Charles was the second of three sons born in the family and from his early years in the public schools he surprised teachers with his delightful sketches. These were the predecesors to his fervent desire to become an artist, an avocation that his prosperous, merchant father found little favor with. Thanks for Schreyvogel’s determination, he became one of the most popular artists ever to depict the American West in paint and bronze. His first national recognition came from a first prize in the 1900 National academy Exhibition with his entry, “Mr. Bunkie”. Numerous other works were reproduced as lithographs, gravures and platinum prints. Schreyvogel’s place in art history was firmly established by his expertise and talent. His works are few and highly desirable. Fewer than 100 paintings are known to have been recorded due to his limited output and short life span.