Hardcover. 230 Pages.
Includes over 200 color illustrations.
The Art of Aiden Lissdell Ripley is the most comprehensive book to date on the artist chronicling paintings from his early life and work, illustrations and murals, landscapes and cityscapes, scenes of the south and his well known sporting art.
Through numerous illustrations, this full-sized 11 x 12 inch book documents the artist's progression and growth, from his early award-winning and acclaimed rise as an Impressionist to his accurate and detailed depictions that continue to shape sporting art today.
Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969) is widely known as one of America's great sporting artists. Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Ripley developed an interest in painting at an early age. After returning from service in World War I, he attended that Boston Museum School were he studied with the country's top artists, including Philip Leslie Hale (1865-1931) and Frank W. Benson (1862-1951).
While attending the Boston Museum School, Ripley was awarded the prestigious Paige Traveling Fellowship to travel, study and paint in Europe. Upon his return in 1925, he was elected t the Guild of Boston Artists. His first exhibition at the Guild in 1926, focusing on the New England countryside and depictions of urban life in Boston, was a smashing success.
Written by sporting art dealer Stephen O'Brien Jr. and Daily publisher Julie Carlson Wildfeuer.
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