Lois Irene Ryder (1932-2012) Large Original Scratchboard "Dusting of Snow". Very well done, c. 1970-80. Professionally framed and matted measures in frame 27"x29"x1". Weight 9 pds. Lois Ryder was considered to be one of the best American scratchboard artists and at one time participated in up to 30 exhibitions and shows each year. Awards from local competitions were many and she was recognized as an outstanding artist in the National Parks competitions and various national miniature societies. She taught art classes, was published in magazines and books, and was a signature member in the Copley Society of Boston, an active member of the Housatonic Valley Art League and Kent Art Association and a member of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. as well as a past President of the Monterey Cultural Council.