Art: Ranger Fund

In November 1916, Henry Ward Ranger, a self-taught and highly successful landscape painter, dropped dead of heart failure in his Manhattan studio. He left an estate of about $225,000 to the National Academy of Design for the purpose of buying paintings of living U. S. artists (or those not twelve months cold) and presenting them to U. S. museums. Last week the Academy's committee handed out 13 slices of Ranger pie to eager museums all over the country, as follows:


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