Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistRD Riccoboni Platinum Member CollectionSanDiego
Description U.S. Army Dragoons Patrol San Diego Avenue, in Old Town San Diego by RD Riccoboni. US Army Dragoons. 1840's Soldiers on horse back in Old Town San Diego California painted by RD Riccoboni. In the early days (1840's), the only mounted unit in the US Army was the 1st Dragoons. In 1849, the 2nd Dragoons were formed, as was another unit called the Regiment of Mounted Rifles. Dragoons were mounted infantry in California. They carried a weapon known as a musketoon in the early days, which was a shortened musket. Later, they carried carbines. They basically used their horses to move them from place to place, not for fighting.Most, if not all, of their fighting was done dismounted. RD Riccoboni is an insightful, American born artist (California, 1960) influenced by a plethora of sights, sounds, surprising colors, textures and emotion ranging from traditional to modern. This self-taught artist acquired his drive and inspiration from encouragement given him by family, friends and public school teachers. Riccobonis profound love for art and architecture and history are evidenced in his paintings and drawings. Riccobonis landscape and cityscape jump with vivid fields of color and powerful composition and his portrait artwork captures the essence of a persons spirit, the love given from animals in surprising color.Visit the artist's studio #18 in Spanish Village Art Center at Balboa Park in San Diego California.
RD Riccoboni, San Diego Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement RD Riccoboni® is an innovative American-born painter (California, 1960), and best-selling author. Influenced by his early years living in the Connecticut suburbs of New York City this self-taught artist, credits encouragement by family and teachers for his drive and inspiration. The artist resides and paints in San Diego, California and is a member of the historic arts colony at Spanish Village Arts Center in Balboa Park San Diego.
RD Riccoboni paintings on canvas and paper depict his travels and local interest. Subjects include the story of San Diego, California, landscape, cityscape, portraiture, street-scenes, public events, and everyday happenings and friends. His palette is derived from the bold colors of the original rainbow flag. These Colors represent, sexuality, health, sunshine, nature, art, harmony, and spirit. RD Riccoboni internationally recognized work represents community, a sense of place in a positive and life affirming manner.
A fan of architecture RD Riccoboni is currently working on drawings and paintings of vanishing historic American buildings and landscape.
To learn and discover more about the award winning artist and his accomplishments visit his official website at http://riccoboni.com
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