TERRY PARDUE. WAGON, 1981, 18" x 32" acrylic and/or oil on cardboard (framed size: 24" x 38") signed/dated lower right and on the back. PARDUE'S PAINTING "DEATH OF A NATION" HUNG IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHEN GERALD FORD WAS PRESIDENT.

From an article about Terry Pardue from February 12, 2010: COEUR d'ALENE - What's behind Terry Pardue is a lifetime, thousands of watercolors inspired by the relic, the decaying, the dignity of a lost landscape. It's filled art shows and galleries across the West, covered store fronts and walls; it's been admired in Soviet Georgia and has hung in President Gerald Ford's White House.

"That's from Ford all right," Pardue said, pointing to an autographed picture of the 38th president the artist keeps in a box. The signature thanks Pardue for two pieces, one a pen and ink drawing of the Casey Tibbs, the six time World Champion Saddle bronc rider, and the other a watercolor of a beaten, but beautiful 1918 classic Diamond T truck immobilized in a dried riverbed, a Pardue trademark.

"Vanishing America," Pardue calls his style. "I'll paint anything that's vanishing. "Pardue has crafted more than 2,000 paintings and drawings, many of the rugged West, brown and gold fields, flowered prairies, mountain tops and deserts, landscapes broken only with fence lines or wagons, abandoned autos and airplanes,
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