Ranulph Bye (Pennsylvania/New York/New Jersey, 1916 – 2003)
Oil painting on board
Signed to lower right
Born in New Jersey, Ranulph Bye is known for his paintings of landscapes and town views. He studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and the Art Students League in New York. Recognized as one of the foremost watercolorists of the country, Bye is a member of several artist organizations such as the Salmagundi Club, the American Watercolor Society, the Philadelphia Water Color Club, the Allied Artists of America, and the National Academy of Design. He has authored several books including Victorian Sketchbook (1980), Ranulph Bye’s Bucks County (1989), Painting Buildings in Watercolor (1994), and Ranulph Bye’s Collection of Old Firehouses (2000). Bye’s work has been collected and exhibited by multiple institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Smithsonian Institution, Moore College of Art, the Reading Museum, and the William Penn Memorial Museum, among others.
- scattered accretion to painting surface; minor wear to frame and stains to liner.
- measures frame; visible image measures 12" W x 8.75" H.