Tom Ryan (1922-2011) Color Carpet 16 x 28in

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Lot 114
Tom Ryan
(1922-2011)
Color Carpet 16 x 28in

US$ 7,000 - 9,000
£ 5,600 - 7,200
Tom Ryan (1922-2011)
Color Carpet
signed and inscribed 'Tom Ryan CA' (lower right)
pastel on paper
16 x 28in

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Texas Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
    Acquired by the late owner from the above, 1984.

    Exhibited
    Midland, Texas, Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library, Tom Ryan Exhibition, July 3-10, 1991.

    Literature
    S.H. McGarry, Honoring The Western Tradition: The L.D. "Brink" Brinkman Collection, Kerrville, Texas, 2003, p. 149, illustrated.

    The artist once wrote to L.D. Brinkman, "On a warmish spring day following a noon meal at the wagon on roundup, it's not unusual to see a cowboy stretched out on the ground taking a nap. However, in this situation it was an unusually productive year for wild flowers; hence Color Carpet."1 This pastel was completed in the artist's studio in Midland, Texas.

    1 Tom Ryan, unpublished letter, 12 April 1990.
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