Fitz H. Lane: An Artist's Voyage through Nineteenth-Century by James A. Craig

By James A. Craig

Fitz H. Lane's maritime masterpieces are identified in the course of the international, however the guy himself has eluded either historians and artwork critics for over a century.

The Luminist painter's winning occupation begun in his early early life in picturesque Gloucester, Massachusetts and his abilities constructed and matured over the years, making him one of many nation's premiere nineteenth-century artists.

Throughout his profession, Lane painted with a energy and a focus to aspect that was once in basic terms American at middle, and it truly is in pursuit of this excellent that James Craig embarks on a detective's research to reconstruct with accuracy and honesty the main points of a guy approximately whom a lot has been written yet little printed. Few clues stay this day in regards to the artist who so completely embodied the yankee spirit in the course of "one of humanity's such a lot dramatic and complicated old epochs." Lane's period used to be certainly one of nice swap for the USA, and either he and his artwork have been there to seize that spirit.

This surprising and exhaustive attempt presents the 1st glimpse in the back of the canvas, past the profession and into the soul of Fitz H. Lane. Passionate, beautiful and exciting, this can be a narrative that returns existence and colour to a guy purpose or holding and featuring the lifetime of the tradition he enjoyed. James Craig has given Gloucester again considered one of her favourite sons.

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