1873 (Grenada, Mississippi)
1951 (Washington District Of Columbia)
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|A muralist, painter and illustrator, Robert Ryland was known for his work as a New York World's Fair Artist, 1939-40. Under the aegis of the NYWF, some of his paintings were given to several New York museums including the Strong Museum in Rochester. Ryland also worked for the Tiffany studios. |
Ryland was born in Grenada, Mississippi and lived in Brooklyn and in Russellville, Kentucky. He studied at Bethel College in Kentucky, the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League in New York and the American Academy in Rome.
As an illustrator, he contributed to McCall's magazine, Delineator, and Everybody's magazine in 1922, 1923.
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|Biography from Papillon Gallery:|
|American painter Robert Ryland was born in Grenada, Mississippi on
February 10, 1873. He studied at the Bethel College in Kentucky,
as well as at the Art Students League, the National Academy of Design
in New York, and the American Academy in Rome. He lived in
Brooklyn and in Russellville, Kentucky.|
A muralist, painter and
illustrator, Robert Ryland was known for his work as a New York World's
Fair Artist, 1939-40. He exhibited at the Salon des Independents
in 1917; the National Academy of Design in 1924, where he was awarded a
prize; the Corcoran Gallery biennials in 1926 and 1937; City Art Museum
of St. Louis; Art Institute of Chicago in 1926; the Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Art in 1927; and 1935, and the Brooklyn Museum.
As an illustrator, he contributed to McCall's magazine, Delineator, and Everybody's magazine in 1922, 1923. Ryland also worked for the Tiffany studios.
was a member of the Salmagundi Club, the National Society of Mural
Painters, the Artists Guild of the Authors League of America. His
various awards include: the Lazarus European Scholarship, the Altman
Prize, the National Academy of Design, and an honorable mention from
the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ryland’s work is represented in
the collections of the Newark Museum, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Art,
the Strong Museum in Rochester and the Supreme Court of New York.
He died in 1951 in Washington, DC.
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