Two Watercolor Paintings Of Poultry By Arthur Schilling

This pair of watercolors were painted by Arthur Oscar Schilling (1882-1958) who was regarded as one of the greatest poultry artists in America. Schilling was employed in 1915 by the Reliable Poultry Journal as an artist and poultry expert. In 1948 he was commissioned to help design a three-cent postage stamp marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the poultry industry. One of the watercolors is dated 1951 and the other is dated 1952. The watercolors are in good condition, however there is an area of discoloration above one of the rooster's comb. W: 13.5", H: 16".