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Churchill Ettinger skiing painting, Italian Swiss Alps

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Churchill Ettinger (American, 1903-1984) original watercolor painting titled "Powder at Diavolezza". Circa 1965. Size: 14 inches x 19.5 inches (sight). Churchill Ettinger is recognized for his many illustrations, etchings and paintings of sporting subjects. He studied at the National Academy of Design and at the Art Students League in New York City, and also taught at the New York School of Industrial Art. He became a commercial artist and, being an avid outdoorsman and sportsman, was attracted to the most popular sporting magazines, for which he produced many "covers." In the 1950s, Ettinger moved to Weston, Vermont, where he etched and painted outdoor scenes with subjects that featured angling, hunting, skiing, waterfowl and hunting dogs. He also produced over 180 drypoint images during his lifetime. (Biographical information is derived from the AskArt archives.) This painting is offered in its original frame, which bears the label of Alice and Win Dibble of Shoreham, VT, dated June 23, 1965. It also retains a label of Abercrombie and Fitch Co., who were the original sporting retailers of many of Ettinger's works. This label provides the title, "Powder at Diavolezza." Diavolezza is situated in the Alps, along the border between Switzerland and Italy. The mountain silhouetted in the background is Piz Palu (12,799 ft.), distinctive with its three summits. It was first ascended in 1866 and was featured in the 1929 film "The White Hell of Piz Palu." Condition: Excellent, although the painting has never been examined out of its original and sealed frame. Artist signed in the lower right.