(1906 - 1978)
Ralston Crawford was active/lived in New York, Ontario / Canada. Ralston Crawford is known for structurescape, non-ob, marine painting.
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Biography Ralston Crawford
Ralston Crawford was born September 25, 1906 in St. Catherines,
Ontario, Canada, near Niagara Falls. He is best known for his
images of American landscapes, which he executed in a Precisionist
In 1910 Crawfords family moved to Buffalo, where he
lived until 1926. He favored the water in his youth, sailing the Great
Lakes, and later visiting Caribbean and Pacific shores while working on
a tramp steamer in 1926 and 1927. Following these years as a
sailor, he then turned to art.
From 1927 to 1933, he studied
at numerous institutes, including: the Otis Art Institute in Los
Angeles; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the Barnes
Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania; the Hugh Breckenridge School, in
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