One of two paintings by the artist in my shop, a contemporary work by the noted Los Angeles-based painter THEODORE SVENNINGSEN, featuring in a tight, realistic style two railroad tracks on a dark and moody winter day, from his noted "railroad series" works featuring train cars and tracks, often set in desolate and lonely winter conditions. The painting on canvas measures 36 3/5" by 36 3/4" in narrow strip frame, and is signed at lower left and again on the reverse. The artist received a Master of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design. His works have been widely exhibited in New York and California, and are in numerous corporate and public collections. He created murals for UCLA's Department of Architecture and for Los Angeles City College. The artist's informative website includes a number of other "railroad" works as well as his later text-based conceptual paintings. This painting is in excellent, unusually fresh condition, considering that it is about 45 years old (circa mid 1970's). There are a few light dimples of the canvas from past pressure but they are really only visible from the reverse and then just in certain light; no punctures.