Hanson Puthuff is one of the giants in California painting in the 20th
Born in 1875 in Waverly, Missouri, he had a troubled early life. His
foster mother sent him to study at the Chicago Art Institute
and the Denver Art School. His early interest was in figural work, but he
became widely known for his California landscapes and a series of paintings
he executed for the Santa Fe Railroad.
His works are in many museums and private collections. He died in 1972.
Another detail of this artwork is below.