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William Ranney

Born: May 9, 1813

Death: Nov 18, 1857

Birthplace: Middletown

Nationality: United States

William Ranney

Date of Birth : May 9, 1813
Date of Death : Nov 18, 1857
Birth Place : Middletown

William Tylee Ranney was a 19th-century American painter, known for his depictions of Western life, sporting scenery, historical subjects and portraiture. In his 20-year career, he made 150 paintings and 80 drawings, and is considered the first major genre painter to work in New Jersey, and one of the most important pre-Civil War American painters. His work is on display in several museums across the United States. One of his contemporaries opinioned, "A specimen of Ranney is indispensable wherever a collection of American art exists."

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