Renowned artist Ranulph Bye was born in Princeton, NJ in 1916. According to a biography provided by Bye studied his craft at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and also attended the Art Students League in New York. His paintings of regional scenes, buildings, and landscapes have gained national recognition and have been exhibited in the National Academy of Design and the American Watercolor Society, among many others. This wonderful print entitled Ã,Â"Country HouseÃ,Â" is a beautiful sample of the work that Bye is so well known for. A large farmhouse sits in the center of the composition on a crisp late autumn day. The tree in front of the house has lost all of its leaves and the plants in the foreground appear to be dry and spindly, save for the freckle of red buds. The red in the foreground is echoed by the red blanket drying in the breeze on the clothesline on the porch. The brushwork is loose, by detailed giving the piece the perfect amount of realism while still maintaining the quaint country atmosphere. This print is made to appear to have a double mat, but it is an extension of the composition. The piece is mounted in a beautiful medium oak wood frame which further reinforces the rustic feel of the piece and gives warmth to a composition rich in cool colors. This Ranulph Bye print is a gorgeous and affordable way to own a piece of art by a well-known artist, and would add instant charm to any space in your home.
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