Striking Cowboy Pulp Cover attributed to artist Lewis Ramsey. Oil on Canvas, image 24 x 25, with frame 30.5 x 31.5.
Lewis A. Ramsey was born in Bridgeport, Illinois in 1875. He was a portraitist and landscapist. He died in southern California in 1941.
John Hafen was Ramsey’s first art teacher. In 1892, he began study at the Art Institute of Chicago. He then trained in Boston and New York and took lessons from Douglas Volk, who was a student of John Singer Sargent. He also studied at the Académie Julian.
Beginning in 1918 he worked on murals at temples for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii. Examples of his work are Portrait of Grandfather, Thomas Steed (1905) and Grand Canyon (1929).
Biography adapted from the Springville Museum of Art.