Chauncy Foster Ryder
Chauncey Foster Ryder—whose drypoint etchings were admired for their unique mixture of “vigour with stunning Bareness”—was said to have never wasted a line, whatever medium he chose.
Ryder began his studies in
In 1907, a prominent American art dealer,
William Macbeth discovered Ryder and began representing him with immediate
Chauncey Foster Ryder was the winner of a silver medal at the Panama Pacific Exposition in 1915, the Salmagundi Club Show Prize in 1926, the National Academy of Design, Obrig Prize in 1933 and a gold medalist at the Paris International Exposition in 1937. Highly collectable to this day, Ryder’s work can be found in major museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & the Renwick Gallery