Late 19th / Early 20th c. Early Modern Painter
Crane lived almost all his life in New York, only leaving to study abroad in Europe for a time. He was the son of an ornamental designer. In 1879 he began study under Alexander H. Wyant in New York City. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1879, and won an immense number of prizes during his lifetime. He was best known for his simply designed landscapes of the russet and gray fields of late autumn or early winter. His palette consisted of deeper, warmer tones than most impressionists. Thieme-Becker.