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RANKEN, William Bruce Ellis (1881 - 1941), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
RANKEN, William Bruce Ellis (1881 - 1941), Painter

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 11 April 1881, in Edinburgh; died 1941.

Painter. Figures, portraits, landscapes, architectural views, still-lifes.

William Ranken attended Eton before joining the Slade School of Art under Henry Tonks. In 1916 he travelled to the USA where he held a solo exhibition at M. Knoedler & Co in New York. While there his painter friend John Singer Sargent introduced him to Isabella Stewart

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