Bruce (Robert Bruce) Crane (American/CT, NY, 1857-1937) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a stream flowing through a grove of beech trees, with sunlight filtering through mist in the background. Signed lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame with carved fluted and ribbon molded frame and a linen rabbet edge. Sight – 16" H x 22" W. Framed – 22" H x 28" W. Biography: Artist and teacher Bruce Crane took early art lessons from Alexander Wyant in New York City and then studied in Europe. He 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. He became a 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 Galleries. One of his great admirers was J. Francis Murphy, with whom his work has often been compared. Source: David Michael Zellman, "Three Hundred Years of American Art"; Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art". CONDITION: Canvas: Very good condition, no damage. Frame has some flaking and small losses to edges.
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