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Bruce Crane

(American, 1857–1937)

sunset: woods and pond by bruce crane

Bruce Crane

Sunset: Woods and Pond

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Biography

Timeline

1857
Brn in New York City on October 17
1874
Mved to Elizabeth, New Jersey, employed as a draftsman by an architect and builder
1878 - 1882
Art Students League in New York and traveled to Europe for further study
1915
Crane joined with Emil Carlsen, Charles H. Davis, and J. Alden Weir to establish Twelve Landscape Painters, an exhibiting organization of artists working in popular representational styles
1937
Died in Bronxville, New York

A popular landscape painter, especially of golden toned landscapes that conveyed fall and winter seasons, Bruce Crane was strongly influenced by the French Barbizon school of painting and had a studio for many years in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He also painted on Long Island, the Catskills, and the Adirondacks. In 1882, he was in France at the colony at Grez-sur-Loring with Birge Harrison, Kenyon Cox, and Alexander Wyant, but he maintained a studio in New York City until he moved to Bronxville in 1914.


Member of the National Academy of Design, the American Water Color Society, the Salmagundi Club, the Society of American Artists, and the Grand Central Art Gallerie

Exhibitions

1984
Retrospective, Florence Griswold Museum Old Lyme, CT
1908
“Autumn Uplands”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
1901 - 1938
The National Academy
“March”, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (date unknown)