Oil on hardboard signed lower left “Averill (Courtney) Conwell” (1894-1990). Post-war contemporary artist, Conwell claimed both Illinois and New York as home. Interestingly, his art bears a striking resemblance to his contemporary Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009). In this particular painting, the somber simplicity and silence of the snow-clad hills transmit a sense of solitude, if not loneliness. 24″ x 26″, circa 1940-50, unframed, $850.