Very rare, original Till Goodan, signed and framed oil on wood painting of a cowboy and his horse. It is in very good condition but does have a couple of very small dings at the top of the painting which I assume could be easily repaired by someone with more knowledge about valuable artwork than myself. TILL GOODAN BIO Born in Colorado in 1896, Till Goodan moved to Los Angeles in 1905 settling on a farm where he became an expert cowhand, roper and rodeo hand. He studied art in high school drawing and painting what he knew and loved the best horses, cattle and cowboys. His first commercial art sales were paintings for Hollywood motion picture company and theaters, including the famous Graumans Chinese Theater.However, Goodan was still riding in local rodeos whenever he could, so realizing that hed never get cowboyin out of his life, chucked his art career and vowed to stick to painting cowboys. Goodan became friends with most of the Hollywood cowboys including Buck Jones, Tom Mix, Roy Rogers and Gene Autry while painting the latters comic books and Sunday features.
Tills art career was on the rise as his western cowboy scenes were eagerly bought and used by everyone from calendar makers to stationary companies to Wallace China. He designed the cover for Ed Bohlins famed Hollywood saddlery and even received a commission for a 30 by 80-foot mural, which was the centerpiece of the Los Angeles Union Stockyards. Sadly, Till Goodan died in the saddle as Grand Marshal of the Tulare, California Rodeo in 1958.
He is best remembered as one of the most important cowboy illustrators of the 20th century. He signed his work two ways: Til Goodan and Till Goodan. The item "Very Rare Till Goodan Original Signed Vintage Oil Painting Of Cowboy & Horse" is in sale since Monday, November 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Western Americana\Art". The seller is "jcreekantiquesrc" and is located in Rapid City, South Dakota.
This item can be shipped to United States.