Provenance comes from a southern Vermont area estate. In Good overall condition with gentle wear consistent with age. Exhibits sunning and gentle rippling. Please view photos both in and out of the frame.
I took the frame apart, cleaned the glass and matting as best I could before putting it back together. The matting exhibits moderate rippling and staining in areas. The glass exhibits gentle edge wear.Framed in a handsome sleek contemporary stainless steel frame. Born in 1919 in Waterville, Maine. Professor Risley modestly referred to himself as a Yankee tinker.
He was, of course, much more: an artist who received national prizes and more than two dozen regional prizes for sculptural work that graced collections ranging from IBMs to those of private individuals. During his 33 years at Wesleyan, he participated in dozens of exhibitions throughout the United States. Risleys art, wrote William Ward, professor of theater and design emeritus, represents a continual seeking, exploring and analyzing of nature. He produced works of humanity and humor, in which serious messages are revealed in the guise of comical men-atarms, ingenious mechanical marvels, nonfunctional machines and wondrous boxes. Risley joined the faculty in 1954, having obtained degrees from Amherst College, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Cranbrook Academy of Arts.Initially on the staff of Wesleyans new Humanities Workshop, he devoted most of his teaching throughout his career to sculpture and the fundamentals of design. He and colleagues began discussions in 1959 that led to the creation of the Center for the Arts. Professor Risley was married to the late Mary Kring Risley, a noted ceramist and adjunct associate professor of art at Wesleyan. He is survived by two children, Jack and Kathryn, both artists. Drawing measures 13 1/4 x 9 3/4. Frame measures 20 3/8 x 16 1/4. Please enjoy the photos for further item details and if you have any questions feel free to ask. Thank you and be sure to view our other listings! The item "Original John Risley Signed Pen & Ink Drawing Fishermen Boat Nautical Sea Ocean" is in sale since Friday, August 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Drawings". The seller is "massachusettsantiques" and is located in Northfield, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.