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Ice Cutting at Hanford Mills NY
Ended at: 77 days 18 hours 19 minutes 44 seconds ago
$1,500.00 USD

This auction has been sold to Rose Wadsworth at $1,500.00 USD.

“Ice Cutting at Hanford Mills NY” Oil painting on canvas (20” x 24”), framed. Signed by artist Werner Rentsch 

This oil painting by Werner Rentsch depicts a team of work horses hauling a bob-sled with blocks of harvested ice.  The artist attended Hanford Mills Museum’s annual Ice Harvest Festival, photographed the team of horses and painted from the photographs.  ‘Ice Cutting at Hanford Mills NY’ was donated by Werner Rentsch to be sold as a fundraiser for the Museum.  ‘Ice Cutting at Hanford Mills NY’ has been exhibited at the Cooperstown Art Association and in the Visitor Services center at Hanford Mills Museum.

About the Artist:

Paintings and prints by Werner Rentsch are widely sought after by collectors around the world.  He has been honored with nine one-man shows and his work was shown in twelve museum exhibitions and in more than forty juried or group shows in America.  Well known for his paintings of equine subjects, Werner has painted many portraits of great- and near-great horses from racing, show jumping, foxhunting and polo.  He is a lifetime member of the American Academy of Equine Art and served as President from 1994 through 2008.

For the past several years Werner has spent time in Africa and his most recent body of work as paintings of African Wildlife.  He is a Signature member of Artists for Conservation and his work was selected for the organization’s 2012 and 2013 exhibitions.  His wildlife paintings are currently on exhibit at the Cultural Heritage Gallery in Arusha, Tanzania.