About the artist:
Harry Lane was a native of New York City and studied both in the United States and in Munich, Germany and in other European cities. He lived for many years in New York City where he had his studio and where he was accorded many one-man shows by various galleries including the Ferargil, Kleeman, and Kennedy Galleries. He come to the Berkshires to live permanently in 1949, where he established his studio, and where since 1953 he has been represented by Tyringham Gallery. He has had several one-man shows at Tyringham. He has been consistently active in Berkshire regional art circles, acting for several years as Director of the Berkshire Art Center in Canaan, N.Y. He is a charter member and a former director of the Berkshire Art Association, and was for several years a member of the Lenox Library Art Committee. Harry Lane is represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Hearn Fund Purchase); in the permanent collections of the Worcester Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Mass., and the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass. He did murals also in United States Post Offices at Port Washington, N.Y., and at Oakdale, La. He is represented in the corporate collection of the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, and in countless private collections, including that of Tyringham Gallery. A consistent prize winner, Harry Lane's many awards include the Berkshire Art Association annual First Prize Award (1959); Silvermine Artist Guild's award far best oil (1960); Pittsfield Art League First Award far Oil (19511; a Conway Festival First Prize (1962); Albany Art Institute Regional Award (1963); Hillsdale, N.Y. Annual (1965) and First Prize Berkshire Art Association Spring Show (1968). He has been listed in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN ART since 1947, (first edition), and also in the International WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA, published in London in 1972. Donald Davis Director, Tyringham Gallery on HARRY LANE Far twenty-five years the name of Harry Lane has been a magic one for those art lovers close to Nature living both in and away from the Berkshire Hills. No painter of trite landscapes or stylized barns and fences, but a highly trained dramatist with a brush who steals segments of the outdoors long enough to translate and present in glowing color to his audience that side of Nature known best to those who know where and how to look. Hallihocks and roses, racks and stumps, leaves and bark, and water, and the clouds, he paints them all, in his own inimitable style and with that kind of poetic skill that always draws the same response that's got to be a Harry Lane" . His paintings grace so many walls in so many homes in so wide an area, to bring not only the outdoors, but portraits and animals, and almost everything that can be painted into the daily lives of those fortunate enough to own the work of this student of Nature. Artists there are many, but Harry Lanes, only a few .
Harry Lane was a native of New York City and studied both in the United States and in Munich, Germany and in other European cities. He lived for many years in New York City where he had his studio and where he was accorded many one-man shows by