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Ralph Fanning
'View of Venice', NWS, PAFA, Art Institute Chicago, Ohio University

Circa 1929

$1,850

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An early 20th century watercolor by Ralph Fanning (American, 1889-1971), painted circa 1929. Stamped verso with certification of authenticity and with provenance and biography on old backing labels. A lyrical and expressive Venetian Vedute showing a view of the Grand Canal through a forest of gondola prows and mooring posts by this well-listed American Impressionist. Ralph Fanning first studied at Cornell and, subsequently, at the University of Illinois. He was the recipient of numerous medals prizes and juried awards including the 1924 Wolfe Watercolor Prize. He exhibited nationally with success, including at the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Washington Watercolor Society. Fanning's memberships included the Columbus Art League, the Ohio Watercolor Society and the Washington Watercolor Society. In 1954, he was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to Egypt. Academic: 1914-1917 University of Illinois 1920-1921 University of Illinois 1921-1956 Ohio State University 1924-1925 Lecturer, University of California 1926-1938 Bureau of University Travel, Lecturer 1936 Ryerson Lecturer, Kenyon College 1939 Ryerson Lecturer, Oberlin College 1943-1944, 1947-1948 visiting Professor, New York University 1944-1948 Research Scholar, Columbia University (summers) 1947 New York University Art Department 1951-1953 University of Georgia (spring terms) 1953-1954 University of Cairo, Egypt, Fulbright Professorship Founder, art history graduate program, Ohio State University Selected Solo Exhibitions Ohio State University, 1927, 1928, 1945 Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 1947 Taft Museum, Cincinnati, 1947 Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, 1948 Schumacher Gallery, Capital University Columbus, 1988 Columbia University, New York Cleveland College Selected Group Exhibitions: Columbus Art League 1920-1921, 1923-1926,1928-1929, 1931-1935, 1938, 1940-1942 Art Institute of Chicago, 1924, 1926 Ohio State Fair, 1926, 1935 Ohio Watercolor society 1927, 1932-1934 Ohio Sesquicentennial Exhibition, 1953 Keny and Johnson Galleries, Columbus, Ohio, 1988; Keny Galleries, 1990 Corcoran gallery of Art National Watercolor Society Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Washington Watercolor Society Selected Awards 1918 Medal of Bravery in Battle, Champaign Sector, World War I 1924 Wolfe Watercolor Prize, Columbus Art League 1925 First Prize, Columbus Art League Black and White Show 1959 Honorary Doctor of Letters, Ohio State University Friends and Associates James Hopkins, Ray Kinsman-Waters, Alice Schille Selected Permanent Collections Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio State University The above biographical information is courtesy of the exhibition catalogue "Triumph of Color and Light, Ohio Impressionists and Post-Impressionists", by James M. Keny, 1994. Additional sources: Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art; Askart; et al.

Details

  • Artist
    Ralph Fanning (1889 - 1971, American)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1929
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.88 in. (25.1 cm)Width: 13.88 in. (35.26 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    toning, minor edge-rubbing, minor corner bumping; unframed.
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3444875951

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