(1911 - 1985)
Charles Whedon Rain was active/lived in New York, Tennessee. Charles Rain is known for magic realism, still life, landscapes.
Biography Charles Rain
Charles Rain was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1911. He grew up and was educated in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1933, following two years of study at the Art Institute of Chicago, he traveled to Europe, studying in Berlin and visiting the museums of Vienna and Paris. Knowing little beyond abstraction Rain was experimenting with other styles when he saw a portrait by the 16th-century Italian mannerist painter, Agnolo Bronzino, in Berlin's Kaiser Friedrich Museum. This encounter began his life-long fascination with Renaissance painting. It was the clarity and precision of Bronzino's linear compositions that excited Rain and set him on a path to perfect an almost-lost technique of underpainting and glazing, so meticulously done that not a brush s
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