Aiden Lassell Ripley (American, 1896-1969) Setting Decoys
- American & European Works of Art - 2329
- Date / Time :
- September 15, 2006 12:00PM
Aiden Lassell Ripley (American, 1896-1969)
Signed and dated "A. Lassell Ripley 37" l.r.
Watercolor on paper/board, sight size 15 1/2 x 22 in. (39.4 x 55.9 cm), framed.
Condition: Subtle toning, not examined out of frame.
N.B. Aiden Lassell Ripley was one of Boston's most distinguished artists, who devoted himself to wildlife subjects. Although Ripley was also an accomplished musician, he established his career in art. First studying with Philip Leslie Hale at the Fenway School of Illustration, he later attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School under Edmund Tarbell and Frank Benson. After serving in World War I, Ripley won the Paige Traveling Fellowship, which he used to study abroad in Africa, France, and Holland from 1923 to 1925. His paintings and etchings established Ripley as one of the finest and most sought after sportsman and wildlife artists in the U.S. This success reflected Ripley's belief in simple living and enjoyment in outdoor recreation and relaxation. Ripley was a member of the Guild of Boston Artists, of which he was president from 1957 to 1968, the Boston Watercolor Society, Copley Society, National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society, Allied Artists of America, and the National Society of Mural Painters.