William Wind McKim (MO/KA, 1916-1995), Hunting Scene, Oil on Board, signed lower right, inscribed in pencil 'Brisban, 36' on verso, depicting a landscape with hunters, deer, and a wolf, in a wood frame. Frame size: 21 1/2 in. x 30 3/8 in. Together with a photograph of McKim with his teacher Thomas Hart Benton who he was clearly influenced by.
William Wind McKim was born in Independence, Missouri. McKim is best known for his paintings of birds and animals, as well as for his printmaking and lithography. He began drawing the western landscape and wildlife in his childhood, eventually going on to study at the Kansas City Art Institute, where his talent caught the attention of professors John DeMartelly and Thomas Hart Benton. McKim earned immediate acclaim when he was included in the Who’s Who in American Art following the 1939 exhibition of his first lithograph at the New York World’s Fair Exhibition of Contemporary American Art. After the director of the Kansas City Art Institute invited him in 1945 to reopen the lithography department and teach drawing, McKim continued to develop his skills and went on to become an accomplished lithographer. (Askart.com)
Measurements: Height: by sight 25 1/4 in. x Width: 24 1/4 in.
Good condition, some craquelure, some surface dirt.