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Henry Ward Ranger and the Humanized Landscape

Henry Ward Ranger and the Humanized Landscape
By Jack Becker

Softcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Lyme Historical Society, Florence Griswold Museum (1999)
ISBN: 1-880897-19-9
Product Size: .187 x 10 x 8.5 inches

One of Henry Ward Ranger’s principle legacies was his role as the founder of the Lyme Art Colony in Old Lyme, Connecticut in 1899.  A century later, it seemed especially fitting to organize a retrospective exhibition in the very place where the Colony originated.

As a subject for study, Ranger is an extraordinary figure, presenting all the facets of a rough-cut jewel.  He was, in equal measure, an American artist who enjoyed extensive success in his day, an entertaining if somewhat obstinate writer, a talented musician, a charismatic leader of other artists, and a tastemaker upon whose opinions major American collectors implicitly relied.

Features historic photos of Ranger throughout his life along with 18 black and white images, and 17 full color plates.