287: Ogden Minton Pleissner (1905-1983)
Ogden Minton Pleissner (1905-1983)
Driven Grouse Scene
Signed "Pleissner" lower right
Watercolor, 18 by 28 inches
In Peter Bergh's "The Art of Ogden M. Pleissner," the artist discusses some of his driven grouse shooting experiences in the United Kingdom. He writes, "Drumour lodge in Perthshire was owned by the National Cash Register Company. The Chairman of the Board, Stanley 'Chick' Allyn, invited a group of men over to this moor to shoot red grouse. Directors and business associates and the like. Well, these men wanted to give him a present to thank him for all the shooting they had done, and instead of a cigar box with all their signatures etched on it, one of the men asked me to come over to the moor to paint a picture of the shooting there. They wanted to give it to Chick as a present. I went up there and Chick Allyn and I got along. At the time I was shooting well and they didn't have many good shots in the group. Well, anyway, he liked me and my wife and invited us back a number of times. We went over every year for six years in the early sixties."
Peter Bergh, "The Art of Ogden M. Pleissner," Boston, MA, p. 98.