Chet Reneson (Connecticut, born 1934) watercolor and gouache on paper painting depicting a man standing in a river with a fishing pole, a small waterfall visible in the foreground. Signed and dated "Reneson 99" lower left. Russell A. Fink, Lorton, VA gallery label, en verso. Housed and double matted under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 17 3/4" H x 28" W. Framed: 27" H x 37" W. Biography: "Chet Reneson grew up on a small farm near Colchester, CT and began painting scenes of deer and waterfowl at age nine. He attended the University of Hartford Art School and studied under artist and educator Henrik Martin Mayer (1908 -1972). Following art school, Reneson worked commercially for a number of years before selling his first painting in 1966. His best known subjects include wildlife, duck hunting, upland bird shooting, big game fishing, fly fishing, and Bahamian scenes. Reneson's work has been featured on the covers of sporting magazines including "Sporting Classics," "Gray's Sporting Journal," and "Sports Afield". He was the Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year in 1982 and the Atlantic Salmon Federation Artist of the Year in 1982 and 2001." (Adapted from the artist's website: http://chetreneson.com/bio.htm).
Private Cleveland, Tennessee collection.
Overall excellent condition.