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John William Orth (1889-1976) Large Original Oi "The Conquistadors" 32.5" x 36.5"W- displayed in many Museums- High auction & galley prices

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Large Original Oil Painting by well listed German/American artist John William Orth (1889-1976) who works are featured in numerous museums (see bio below). Stunning oil titled "The Conquistadors" on stretch canvas depicting majestic scenery with Spaniards on horse-back. Well executed historical painting shows wonderful detail and technical mastery. Comes with period frame and in overall excellent condition. Much thought-after artist- Painting shows artist skilled technique that fetches high auction prices ($20,315 for Similar painting Heritage Auction (657) 12/1/07) Medium: Oil on stretch canvas Size: c 32.5" Height X 36.5 Wide inches with frame (82.55cm x 92.71cm) c 24 H X 29" W inches site (63.5cm x 73.66cm) Condition: Very good- No Paint loss or damage, would benefit from a cleaning Free domestic shipping! Museums for John William Orth, Submitted July 2006 by Steven Sanchez: Albrecht Durer Museum Nuremberg, Germany Anderson Memorial Library Houston, TX Brooklyn Art Museum New York, NY Munich Glas Palast Museum Munich, Germany Rhineland's Barmen Museum Barmen, Germany Texas Hall of Remembrance Austin, TX Biography from John W. Orth Studio John W. Orth was born in Bavaria in 1889. He sold his first painting, a water color, when he was 13. At age 15 studied under a scholarship at Nuremberg's College of Fine Arts. Three years later, again on a scholarship, he attended Munich's Academy of Fine Arts. From there he went on to study at the Art Academy Julien in Paris and then traveled throughout Europe, studying work by the Old Masters. For Nuremberg's Albrecht Durer Museum, he was commissioned to reproduce a number of Durer's paintings, and representatives of The Rhineland's Barmen Museum purchased his painting of The Prodigal Son. In 1922, Louis Mayer, an accomplished artist himself, purchased Orth's The Prophet from among thousands of paintings displayed at Munich's Glas Palast. He declared Orth's painting "the work of a genius," and for three years The Prophet was hung, by invitation, in the Brooklyn Art Museum. Already an established artist at age 34, Orth left his troubled country in 1923 to escape certain persecution for his outspoken liberal views on race, religion and politics. He came to America to start anew. Here, he felt certain, his restless spirit could continue to grow, his career to flourish in an environment of freedom, which encouraged individual expression and unrestrained thought. In the United States, John Orth did portraits of notables including Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Marian Anderson, Charles Laughton and Zazu Pitts. In Houston, Texas the financier Jesse H. Jones, now deceased, commissioned Orth to do portraits of all the U.S. presidents. The paintings now hang in the University of Houston's Anderson Memorial Library, and the collection of the Texas Hall of Remembrance in Austin his portrait of President Eisenhower. His double portrait of John F. Kennedy with his brother Robert earned one of Orth's most cherished rewards, a letter from the late Robert F. Kennedy warmly commending him for his exceptional artistry. The paintings of William Orth range from impeccable miniatures to sweeping murals and encompass a wide range of subjects: florals, landscapes, seascapes, nudes, portraits, religious scenes and his latest works, "meditations of the soul." Orth has earned worked in other media including sculpture, mosaic creations, architectural designs and models. Returns & exchanges: Returns accepted within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking