in New York City. Educated in NY’s public schools and exposed to galleries and museums by his
father, Solomon Bruce Crane, an amateur painter. When seventeen,
he moved to Elizabeth, NJ, to be a draftsman for an architect and
builder. Taught by and became close friends with Wyant, 1876. During
the summer of the early 1880’s, spent time in East Hampton, painting
rural subjects like apple trees and sheep. After 1882, traveled to Europe. Influenced
by French Barbizon school of painting. Painted at colony at Grez-sur-Loring
with Birge Harrison, Kenyon Cox, and Alexander Wyant. Maintained
studio in New York City, until he moved to Bronxville in 1914. Had studio
in Old Lyme, CT.
Autumn Landscape, oil
on canvas, 15.5" x 19.5" image, 22.5"
x 25.5" framed,
s.l.r. “Bruce Crane”
painter, particularly known for painting golden toned landscapes of
fall and winter. Painted New Jersey; East Hampton, Long Island; the
Catskills; and the Adirondacks. Crane’s work was admired by J.
Studied: with Alexander H. Wyant, 1876; Art Students
League in NY, 1878-1882; and in Europe.
Member: National Academy of Design, American Water Color
Society, Salmagundi Club, Society of American Artists, and Grand Central
In the collection of: San Diego
Museum; Wadsworth Atheneum; Smithsonian American Art Museum; Yale University;
New York Historical Society; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Everson Museum;
Butler Institute of American Art; Hunter Museum of American Art; Heckscher
Museum; and more.