Our father described his friend Tom Kenney as a “cowboy prospector.” Tom never struck it rich but eeked out a lonely existence on ranches cowpunching, breaking horses, and prospecting high mountain ranges. His home place lay at the base of Mt. Sopris, the striking peak in the background, often featured in our father’s works. This magnificent painting was first shown at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1945, then widely exhibited before being acquired for the Encyclopedia Britannica Collection. It is now privately owned.