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Ransome Gillet Holdredge

 (1836 - 1899)
Ransome Gillet Holdredge was active/lived in California.  Ransome Holdredge is known for idealized landscape, Indian life, and marine painting.

Ransome Gillet Holdredge

Born in New York City in 1836, Ransome Holdredge came to California via the Isthmus of Panama in 1858 and worked as a draftsman at the Mare Island Naval Yard. His paintings of the 1860s and early 1870s were signed "Holdridge" and were done in the realistic style of the Hudson River School.

During this period he maintained a studio in San Francisco's Donahoe-Kelly Bank Bldg and exhibited locally.  In 1874 he and Hiram Bloomer held a joint sale of their paintings to finance European studies.  He left in that year and spent about two years studying in France.

His obituary states that he was a field artist for Scribner's publications and was with Major Reno's troops at the time of the Custer mass

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California State Library (Sacramento); Artists of the American West (Samuels); American Western Art (Harmsen); The West as Art; History & Ideals of American Art (Neuhaus); California Landscape Painting 1860-1885; SF Call, 4-16-1899 (obituary).

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About  Ransome Gillet Holdredge

Born:  1836 - New York City
Died:   1899 - Alameda County, California
Known for:  idealized landscape, Indian life, and marine painting