MOTIVES: Jim Crane’s Art

Epilogue –  James Gordon Crane: May 21, 1927 – November 8, 2015 

  • Click on the page links above to begin exploring Jim Crane’s Life in Art. 

A note on source materials: Most of the work from the 1950s through the 1980s is sourced from photographic slides – their original documentation media. Many of these slides were stored in less-than archival conditions; stacked in an open basket in Dad’s upstairs studio located on Boca Ciega Bay, Treasure Island, Florida. Climate control was turned off long ago. I have nominally “cleaned up” the slide scans as much as possible using the iPhoto program available on site. In most cases the images need to be resized, or edited out. They will not hold up to enlarging. On the other hand, we feel that a lot of  Jim Crane’s remarkable artwork has been saved here, if imperfect in form. Please explore. Please return.

Carey Crane, January, 2014

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4 thoughts on “MOTIVES: Jim Crane’s Art

  1. My heart goes out to all of your family. You were inspirational to all who had the fortune to having you as a teacher, mentor, and friend. Peace to you Jim.

  2. The pictures here of Jimmy’s dear face make me smile. Yes, I can see the resemblance to Aunt Omi and Uncle Gordon, but mostly I am reminded of his very loving heart. Hugs from your cousin, Dee-Dee

  3. I think I have a piece of your dad’s art, probably purchased sometime in the 80s by my in-laws, and possibly at Temple Beth-El’s art show in St. Petersburg, FL. Would be happy to send you a photo for verification and your archives, if you would like.

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