Drawing Trees, Painting the Landscape: Frank M. Rines (1892-1962)

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
September 14, 2015

Drawing Trees, Painting the Landscape: Frank M. Rines (1892-1962)

An exhibition by draftsman, landscape painter, teacher, and writer, Frank M. Rines (1892-1962)

Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall
October 30, 2015-February 14, 2016
Opening Reception, Saturday, November 7, 2015, 1:00-3:00pm

This exhibition showcases a unique range of work by this early to mid 20th century artist. With an intense interest in, and skill for, drawing trees, Rines produced five books on drawing. These publications were mid-20th century guides for instruction in landscape and tree drawing techniques. In Design and Construction in Tree Drawing, he concentrated on the form and structure of trees. As a teacher, Rines was committed to students and communities of artists throughout Boston and New England. As a draftsman and painter, he worked in pencil, watercolor, oil, and charcoal. His work is in a number of museum collections including Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Dartmouth’s Hood Museum in New Hampshire.

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