Jack Van Ryder
Jack Van Ryder (1898 – 1967) was born near Tucson, Arizona in 1898. He spent his early years driving cattle in the American southwest, painting backdrops on Hollywood back-lots and serving in the military. Self-taught, Ryder's soft pastels colored paintings captured the dusty bruding southwestern twilight skies. Jack van Ryder's exhibitions included the Gainsborough Galleries and the Montross Gallery in New York. Ryder shot himself in 1967.
- McCracken, Harold, A Distinguished Collection of Western Painting, 1956.
- Meigs, John. The Cowboy in American Prints, 1972.