Fine American Wildlife/Duck Oil Painting, Maine Artist, Ruth Vail, (1906-2008)

Fine American impressionist wildlife painting of mallards taking flight by Maine artist, Ruth Vail/Conklin (1906-2008). Vail attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Art in Philadelphia as well as the Art Students League in New York. She modeled for a while for the great American illustrator W. H. D. Koerner. Vail had a long career as a landscape and wildlife artist but never obtained representation, selling most of her work out of her own studio. This wonderfully expressive oil on canvas is 24 by 36 inches. Signed in the lower left: "Ruth Vail." Undated. Framed as pictured. Slightly dirty, but no losses or repairs. A lovely painting. From the estate of a local art collector with many fine pieces of American art. Please ask any questions you may have; I'd be happy to answer. Shipping is a problem; I'm sorry. The piece is large and weighs a lot once packed. USPS Parcel Post is the least expensive alternative. I will pick up costs over $80 to any of the lower 48 States. And I would remove it from the frame if you'd rather not have it. That would reduce both the dimensions and the weight. Well-packaged; I value the things I sell. International buyers are always welcome, but please, please, please get an exact quote from me BEFORE you bid. Please. I only ship overseas via USPS International Priority, and that will add significantly to your ... read more