Ralston Crawford  (American, 1906-1978) 

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Ralston Crawford,
New York City
Buildings,
1930s

 

Ralston Crawford
New York City Buildings, 1930s
Bruce Silverstein
Ralston Crawford,
Ship's Bow/Bridge
from Pier
at the Dock

 

Ralston Crawford
Ship's Bow/Bridge from Pier at the Dock
circa 1940

Menconi+Schoelkopf Fine Art, LLC
Ralston Crawford,
St. Ann Street

 

Ralston Crawford
St. Ann Street
1954

Menconi+Schoelkopf Fine Art, LLC
Ralston Crawford,
Boat and Grain
Elevators

 

Ralston Crawford
Boat and Grain Elevators
1942

James Reinish & Associates, Inc.
Ralston Crawford,
Mission #2

 

Ralston Crawford
Mission #2
1944

Hollis Taggart Galleries
 
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Ralston Crawford,
Grey Street

 

Ralston Crawford
Grey Street
color screenprint

 

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Ralston Crawford,
Cologne Landscape

 

Ralston Crawford
Cologne Landscape
lithograph

 

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Ralston Crawford,
Untitled

 

Ralston Crawford
Untitled, 1976
oil on canvas

 

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1906   Born September 25th in Ontario, Canada
1910 - 1926   Moves to Buffalo, New York; works various jobs, including employment as an architectural draftsman; during vacations he travels with his father, a ship’s captain, around the Great Lakes
1926 - 1927   Works as sailor on steamships to Central America, California, and the Caribbean; studies in Los Angeles at Otis Art Institute, 1927; employed as illustrator in Walt Disney’s studio, 1927
1927 - 1930   Studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia (under Hugh Breckenridge), and at the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania
1930 - 1932   Moves to New York to paint; summers in Gloucester, Massachusetts; receives good reviews by Edward Alden Jewell of The New York Times
1932 - 1933   Travels to Paris, Spain and Italy; returns to New York to study at Columbia University
1934   First solo exhibition held at the Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore
1935 - 1939   Lives and paints in Chadds Ford and Exton, Pennsylvania; subjects of paintings are mostly local barns and industrial images; experiments with photography, which remains a lifetime interest; continues to receive favorable reviews in The New York Times and in the New York Sun
1940 - 1941   Participates in group exhibition A New Realism: Crawford, Demuth, Sheeler, Spencer at the Cincinnati Art Museum; produces paintings, book jackets and book illustrations in New York
1942   Teaches at the Albright Art School in Buffalo; enlists in the 603rd Engineers Camouflage Battalion, US Army
1943 - 1945   Serves as master sergeant, chief of the Visual Presentation Unit of the Weather Division in the Army Air Force; assigned to the China-Burma and India theatre; visits Curtiss-Wright aircraft plant in Buffalo, and in ensuing years makes paintings relating to his photographs of the assemblage of airplane wings at the plant; solo exhibition at Downtown Gallery, New York, 1944
1946   Sent by Fortune to witness atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll to paint his impressions; solo show at Downtown Gallery, New York
1947 - 1950   Teaches and paints in Honolulu, Brooklyn, Cincinnati, Minneapolis and Baton Rouge; solo show at Downtown Gallery, New York, 1950
1953   Retrospective at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
1954   Solo show at Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York (and again in 1956 and 1958)
1951 - 1957   Travels in Europe and returns to New York, 1951-52; teaches at New School for Social Research, New York, 1952-57
1954 - 1958   Lives in France; travels to Spain to study Goya’s paintings; major retrospective at Milwaukee Art Center, 1958
1959 - 1961   Travels through Spain and Paris and the United States; appointed consultant to the Archive of New Orleans Jazz at Tulane University, New Orleans; included in major exhibition The Precisionist View in American Art at The Walker Art Center, Minnesota, 1961
1965   Solo exhibition at Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
1962 - 1967   Travels to Greece, France and Egypt to make prints and photographs; visiting artist positions held at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and at the University of Illinois in Champaign
1968   Retrospective at Creighton University Fine Arts Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska; travels include Guadeloupe, Shelter Islands and Martinique
1969   Lives in New York; solo exhibition at the Century Association, New York (and again in 1978)
1970 - 1971   Receives award from National Academy of Arts and Letters; travels through Spain and England; solo show at Zabriskie Gallery, New York (and again in 1973 and 1976)
1972   Receives award from National Academy of Design, New York
1973 - 1978   Travels include: Europe; Asia; Nepal; Afghanistan; and the South Pacific; dies April 27, 1978, in Houston, Texas; buried in St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans
1937   Boyer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (first solo show)