<font color="#808080">RUTHVEN, John A.</font>

More John A. Ruthven:    Federal Duck Stamp Print 

1924 - )

Mr. Ruthven is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Jack Storey Central Academy of Commercial Art. Although he is still young, as successful artists go (he was born in 1924), he has already achieved national recognition as a naturalist and as an animal and bird artist.

One of his finest accomplishments is the production (with William Zimmerman, another Cincinnati artist) of Top Flight, a unique field guide and speed index to North American waterfowl. It contains over 263 full color reproductions that represent hundreds of hours of work. While the book was in preparation the authors received the full cooperation of the ornithology departments of the University of Cincinnati, Cornell University, the Chicago Natural History Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution.

In addition to winning the 1960 duck stamp contest, Mr. Ruthven has won the Lithographer's Association Award for designing the Famous Figureheads series which was placed in the National Mariners Museum in Washington, D. C. He was also chosen to create the Ducks Unlimited Certificate of Merit for 1967 which features a pair of pintails in flight.

His varied interests are reflected in the list of organizations he has joined. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association, past member of the Cincinnati Art Club and Art Director's Club and Past President of the Cincinnati Artist's Guild. He is also a member of the Cincinnati Bird Club, the American Ornithological Union, and the National Audubon Society. In 1966 he was selected for membership in the exclusive Society of Animal Artists in New York City.

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