John A. Ruthven, naturalist, author, lecturer, and internationally acknowledged master of wildlife art is often called the "20th Century Audubon." Ruthven uses the same techniques as his famous predecessor. After studying and researching his subject thoroughly, he sketches to rigid specifications then renders the original painting with great detail.
John remembers growing up in Walnut Hills and making his way to the banks of the Ohio River, dreaming about the birds John J. Audubon painted more than a century before.
Even as a boy, Ruthven's dream was to become influential in preserving wildlife through art. "I continually took my sketch pad with me wherever I went," Ruthven recalled. He went on to paint a brilliant career that has earned recognition from the highest.
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