Happy First Day of Winter!

Cardinals at Probasco Fountain by John Ruthven

Cardinals at Probasco Fountain by John Ruthven

To mark the first day of Winter in Cincinnati, Ohio, here is Cardinals at Probasco Fountain, a beautiful wintry scene featuring a cardinal by beloved Cincinnati-area artist John Ruthven, one of the many artists whose limited-edition prints are available here at Fabulous Frames & Art. While we’re at it, let’s take a look at some of Ruthven’s other nature-inspired prints as well.


Mourning Doves by John Ruthven

Mourning Doves by John Ruthven

John Ruthven uses the same techniques as his famous predecessor, John James Audubon. After studying and researching his subject thoroughly, he sketches to rigid specifications then renders the original painting with great detail. Even as a boy, growing up the Cincinnati neighborhood of Walnut Hills, 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.

His paintings have been included in acclaimed exhibitions such as The Artist of America exhibition in Denver, Colorado and the Society of Animal Artists, a traveling museum exhibition included at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell, New Jersey. Museums featuring his work include the Smithsonian Institution`s Preservation and Research Center; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin; the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, New York; and the Cincinnati Museum Center where a major retrospective exhibit of his work, John A. Ruthven – In the Audubon Tradition, was mounted.

Eastern Wild Turkey by John Ruthven

Eastern Wild Turkey by John Ruthven

Female Ring-Necked Pheasant by John Ruthven

Female Ring-Necked Pheasant by John Ruthven

White-Tailed Deer by John Ruthven

White-Tailed Deer by John Ruthven

Dining Out by John Ruthven

Dining Out by John Ruthven

Winter Field by John Ruthven

Winter Field by John Ruthven

Black-Capped Chicadees in Snow by John Ruthven

Black-Capped Chicadees in Snow by John Ruthven

Hipple Cardinal by John Ruthven

Hipple Cardinal by John Ruthven

Neighbors by John Ruthven

Neighbors by John Ruthven

Oakgrove Pintail by John Ruthven

Oakgrove Pintail by John Ruthven

Snow Dance by John Ruthven

Snow Dance by John Ruthven

Tully Koala Bear by John Ruthven

Tully Koala Bear by John Ruthven

Snowy Owl Family by John Ruthven

Snowy Owl Family by John Ruthven

Red-Breasted Nuthatches by John Ruthven

Red-Breasted Nuthatches by John Ruthven

Fabulous Frames & Art is a family-owned custom frame shop and print gallery with five locations in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. We are the world’s largest dealer in the work of Charley Harper, and also carry the work of his wife Edie Harper, their son Brett Harper, and other artists including John Ruthven, G. Harvey, John Stobart, Mort Kunstler, Michael Blaser, and Charles Frace, among many others.

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