AIDEN LASSELL RIPLEY

Setter on Point

Setter on Point

AIDEN LASSELL RIPLEY

1896-1969

Setter on Point

Date: 1943

Framed Size: 35 inches by 41 inches

An American artist who was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts on December 31, 1896, Aiden Lassell Ripley received his formal art training at the Fenway School of Illustration and also at the Boston Museum School of Art where he studied under Philip Hale, Edmund Tarbell, and Frank W. Benson. Early in the 1930s, Ripley embarked upon his series of magnificent sporting paintings for which he is most admired, earning him the reputation of being one of America's foremost painters of upland shooting scenes. Having exhibited at major societies throughout the United States, Ripley was elected a member of the National Academy of Design, the American Society of Watercolour Painters, the National Society of Mural Painters, and the Guild of Boston Artists, of which he was president from 1957 to 1968. Examples of his work may be seen in museums, including the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Chicago Art Institute, High Museum in Atlanta. A retrospective exhibition was sponsored by the Guild of Boston Artists in 1970.