Our Lifelong Collection of Great American Artists & Their Timeless Artworks
Serving Wichita, Kansas and Surrounding Areas Since 1973
Mid-America Fine Arts - 2601 E Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67214
Phone: (316) 200-5210
Leslie (“Les”) Ruthven, Ph.D. grew up in New York City and, as a child, was a frequent visitor to art museums with his father, an amateur painter. He graduated High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where he was a competitive tennis player. He won the State of Florida High School singles tennis championship in 1951. Les received his Doctor of Psychology degree from the University of Tennessee in 1963. Les moved his family to Kansas in 1965 to continue his professional career. In 1987, he founded a national behavioral health management firm Preferred Mental Health Management Inc. The company worked for large employers arranging care for employees and their family members in all 50 States. Les is co-author of a book Rehabilitation of the Brain Damaged Adult which is used as a rehabilitation textbook to this day. In 2005, he published a book entitled Antidepressants: Science, Magic or Marketing which was a review of the scientific literature on the drug treatment of clinical depression. In 2022, Les published another book on Amazon called Much of U.S. Healthcare is Broken HOW TO FIX IT.