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Chauncey Foster Ryder (1868 - 1949)

One of America's leading post-Impressionist painters, Chauncey Foster Ryder was talented in many different forms of art, not just painting.

He spent the late 1800's and early 1900's developing his style, studying at the Art Institute of Chicago and then abroad at the Academie Juilen. He also studied in Paris under Raphael Collins. Like most of the major artists of his time, he was a member of the National Academy of Design, as well.

Chauncey Foster Ryder produced etchings, lithography and illustrations as well as the paintings for which he is most widely-known. His landscapes are his definitive pieces. His paintings were typically of scenes that were quite serene but at the same time were often scenes that could be characterized as ones of desolation. His style was highly-developed, exhibiting a unique style of brushwork that was heavily influenced by the Expressionist aesthetic. In Ryder's landscapes, there were typically few, if any people, adding to the barren feeling of many of his paintings.

His works are held in the permanent collections of many prominent institutions. The Pennsylvania Academy of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of art are among the over 50 collections of which his work is a part.

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