John C. Stoumbis, of Espanola, born April 3, 1926 and passed away on March 15, 2007 was born in Minot, North Dakota. He served in WWII, Battle of the Bulge and was decorated with a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge and several European Campaign Ribbons. After WWII, he moved to New Mexico to study art, and for the climate. After studying under such well known artists as, John Sloan, Will Schuster and others earned a degree in fine arts at UNM. He exhibited throughout the US and many of his paintings now appear in private collections and galleries. His landscapes communicate a feeling of light and brilliance which he experienced firsthand in his work in the rural and remote areas of New Mexico.
These prints were distributed by Petley Studios, Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are matted and framed in similar, but not identical frames. Outside dimensions are 12 in wide by 10 1/4 in high. Mat opening is 5 ¾ in by 4 in. Signed Stoumbis76