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 Ranulph (De Bayeux) Bye  (1916 - 2003)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/New York/New Jersey      Known for: regional scene, buildings, seascape

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BIOGRAPHY for Ranulph Bye
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1916 (Princeton, New Jersey)
 
Death
2003 (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)

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Pennsylvania/New York/New Jersey


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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
At the suggestion of Bob Watson, a collector of Bye work, the following, submitted December 2002, is from the web site of Ranulph Bye: http://byestudios.com

Ranulph Bye was born in 1916 in Princeton, NJ. He attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, now Philadelphia College of Art, and the Art Students League in New York. His paintings have received national recognition, and he has exhibited in the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society, and Allied Artists.

His work is in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Moore College of Art, Temple University School of Pharmacy; Munson-Williams- Proctor Institute, Utica, NY; the Reading Museum; the Smithsonian Institution and the William Penn Memorial Museum in Harrisburg. Mr. Bye's work has appeared in American Heritage and American Artist.

He is a member of the Philadelphia Water Color Club, the American Watercolor Society, Allied Artists of America and the National Academy of Design (Academician). Also the Salmagundi Club of New York. His paintings have earned him many prizes. "Painting Buildings in Watercolor" was published by North Light Books in 1994. Other books are "Ranulph Bye's Bucks County" published in 1989 and "Victorian Sketchbook" which is a pictorial journey of Victorian architecture around the country published in 1980. His newest book is "Ranulph Bye's Collection of Old Firehouses".

Now retired from Moore College of Art where he taught for thirty years, Mr. Bye devotes most of his time to painting in and around his native Bucks County, Pennsylvania home.

According to the biography of the artist posted by the Bucks County Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Ranulph Bye died on November 19, 2003.

He is described as "one of the foremost watercolorists in the country, who since 1953 painted over three-thousand watercolor scenes, mostly rural American landscapes, seascapes, rural America and buildings, especially Victorian style for his book, "Victorian Sketchbook".

A Bucks County regionalist painter tied to the New Hope Colony, Bye was from long-time Pennsylvania family who have held a land grant from William Penn from 1699.

Biography from Boca Raton Museum of Art:
Ranulph Bye was born in 1916 in Princeton, NJ. He attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art*, now Philadelphia College of Art, and the Art Students League* in New York. His paintings have received national recognition, and he has exhibited in the National Academy of Design*, the American Watercolor Society*, and Allied Artists*.

His work is in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Moore College of Art, Temple University School of Pharmacy; Munson-Williams- Proctor Institute, Utica, NY; the Reading Museum; the Smithsonian Institution and the William Penn Memorial Museum in Harrisburg. Mr. Bye's work has appeared in American Heritage and American Artist.

He was a member of the Philadelphia Water Color Club, the American Watercolor Society*, Allied Artists of America and the National Academy of Design* (Academician). Also the Salmagundi Club* of New York.

His paintings earned him many prizes. Painting Buildings in Watercolor was published by North Light Books in 1994.  Other books are Ranulph Bye's Bucks County, published in 1989 and Victorian Sketchbook, which is a pictorial journey of Victorian architecture around the country published in 1980.  His newest book is Ranulph Bye's Collection of Old Firehouses.

He retired from Moore College of Art where he taught for thirty years. To devote his time to painting in and around his native Bucks County, Pennsylvania home.

By The Boca Raton Museum of Art
Catalina Torres (Intern)

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