Henry Orne Rider

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Henry Orne Rider


Rockport (Motif #1)
Oil on Board
8 x 10 inches
Signed Lower Left

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Henry Orne Rider (1860-1943)

Rider (occasionally spelled Ryder) was born in Salem, Massachusetts.  He attended Newton schools and studied at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and overseas at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian in Paris.  He belonged to several art associations and exhibited locally at the Boston Art Club and the Newton Club in 1895-96.  He was professor of art at Lasell Junior College and Mt. Ida Junior College, both in Newton, and superintendent of art in the Dedham public schools.

The Charles was a favorite motif for Rider, who lived near the river in Auburndale, a part of Newton.

This is courtesy of the Newton Historical Society at the Jackson Homestead, Newton, Massachusetts (www.ci.newton.ma.us./Jackson)