Arthur B. Wilder (American, 1857-1949) still life painting of Fruit and Berries in a Basket. Dated 1941. Oil on artist board. Painting size: 20 inches x 24 inches. This primitive still life portrait of fruit and berries displayed on a table, with a china cupboard partially visible in the background, was probably executed in the artist's home, Wayside, in the hills outside Woodstock, Vermont. Arthur Wilder was a long-time manager of the old Woodstock Inn and was also an artist who studied at the Art Students League in New York and with Thomas Eakins and others. He exhibited his paintings on the walls of the Inn, and one of his winter views hung in the White House during the Coolidge administration. His later years were spent painting in and around his country house on the route to Barnard, VT. He was still painting on the last day of his life at age 91. Condition: very good and being offered in a rustic wood frame. Signed lower right and also faintly in lower left, together with a date of 1941.