John William Orth ( 1889-1976) was born in Bavaria and studied at the Nuremberg College of Fine Arts, the Academie Julian in Paris, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He emigrated to the US in 1923, settling in Los Angeles in 1938. In addition to landscapes and still lifes, he painted many portraits, sitters included Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, and John F. Kennedy. His work is included in the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Oil on masonite, 20” x 24”.