Leonard Reedy (1899-1956), Shootout in Town, 1939, watercolor, sight: 7.75 x 11.75 in., frame: 16 x 19 in.
Provenance: Walley Findlay Galleries, Chicago
Leonard Reedy was born in Chicago in 1899. As a child he developed an aptitude for drawing, attempting to reproduce the style and subject matter of Frederic Remington. When he was old enough, he enrolled in the Chicago Institute and Academy of Fine Arts. He lived in a variety of locales in the forests of the Midwest, the mountains of the West and the desert of the Southwest. He traveled with Indian tribes and lived in timber camps, working long hours of hard manual labor, and depicted the sights of their lifestyle.