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Today we are happy to offer for sale a beautiful antique signed original Robert Bruce Crane oil painting! A bit of info about Bruce Crane (1857-1937):
Robert Bruce Crane (1857 – October 30, 1937) was an American painter. He joined the Lyme Art Colony in the early 1900s. His most active period, though, came after 1920, when for more than a decade he did oil sketches of woods, meadows, and hills. He developed into a Tonalist painter under the influence of Jean-Charles Cazin at Grez-sur-Loing. Crane’s mature works were nearly always fall and winter scenes. He usually painted in his studio in Bronxville, New York, where like many of the Tonalists he relied mostly on memories of his outdoor sketching experiences. Selected work can be found at the Florence Griswold Museum and the Newark Museum. He is a descendant of the Continental Congressman Stephen Crane. In 1909 he won a bronze medal at the Carnegie Institute exhibition for his work November Hills, showing that he was still a force to be reckoned with. Throughout the first two decades of the 20th century, Crane won at least 10 major national and international awards. This included the Inness Gold Medal (1901), Gold metal at the St. Louis Exposition (1904), The Saltus Medal (1912), and the silver medal at the Panama-Pacific Exhibition (1915). From 1929 to 1933, Bruce Crane was the President of the famed Salmagundi Club of New York City (founded 1871) and its artist of the year in 1902. He was also associated with the Grand Central Art Galleries, participating in its 1933 members’ drawing. In 1897, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician, and became a full Academician in 1901.
This handsome and elegant oil on canvas painting is masterfully executed, with Cranes’s traditional style and technique. The painting depicts a beautiful serene wooded marshland river meadow. The painting features warm and inviting colors and is expertly painted and vividly detailed. The oil is framed in an elegant ornate gilt wood frame, and is ready to be hung, admired, and enjoyed! Signed on the lower right “Bruce Crane”. Painting presents beautifully and is in good antique condition, with very minor display wear and patina. Painting surface has minor crazing and a few areas of repair. Frame is in good condition, with minor wear/scuffing/tarnishing to gilding, and a few areas of loss to gesso and gilding. This is a great opportunity to own a handsome painting from a renowned artist. A wonderful and one-of-a-kind painting that will add elegance to any interior. A special piece for a special buyer!
Dimensions of framed artwork: 22″ in height, 26-5/8″ in length, 2-3/4″ in depth Dimensions of canvas: 19″ in length, 14-1/2″ in height
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