Oil on Canvas
21" x 30"
31.75" x 40.75" x 2.25" Framed
Signed Roland Clark, lower left
Roland Clark was born in New Rochelle, New York in 1874. He graduated from the William Kellogg School in New York City, then pursued his formal art training studying drawing and painting at the Art Students League. His sporting paintings and etchings soon brought him international acclaim and in 1938 he was asked to create the Federal Duck Stamp design.
In addition to his legendary artwork, Clark was an accomplished writer. His first autobiographical collection of sporting articles and short stories was titled "Stray Shots". It was published in 1931 and was illustrated with thirteen original etchings by the artist. It has become one of the most valued Sporting books of all time. "Stray Shots" was soon followed by the beautifully illustrated "Gunner's Dawn" and "Pot Luck". Clark continued to work up until his death in 1957 and is now regarded as one of the 20th century’s finest sporting artists.
Roland Clark spent many years sketching and painting in Currituck Sound, a prominent duck hunting sight in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. According to legend, Clark didn’t hunt, but rather sat in the blinds with a pen and sketch pad and then used those drawings to create his paintings in the studio. This work is one of those depicting Teal ducks in Currituck Sound.