John F. Enser (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 1898-1968) Oil/Board painting of a house near a pond. Inscribed verso. . Sight Size: 17 x 23 inches. As a young man, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and with Jose Arpa. He was also a newspaper illustrator there as well as an etcher. In 1929, he moved to Lexington, Massachusetts and became friends with Herman Dudley Murphy (1867-1945). In Boston, he exhibited oils and watercolors with the Guild of Boston Artists and also exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Witte Museum in San Antonio, and at Vose Galleries in Boston.