John Willard Raught

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John Willard Raught
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Born(1857-09-00)September 1857
Died5 January 1931(1931-01-05) (aged 73)
NationalityAmerican
Notable work
The Great Road; Brittany in the Paris Salon; Bords de l’Oise
MovementImpressionism

John Willard Raught (September 1857 – 5 January 1931) was an American painter.[1][2]

Raught was born in Dunmore, Pennsylvania in September 1857. For several years he worked as a telegraph operator to support his artistic education, but then he moved to New York City to study art at the National Academy of Design, and later in Paris at the Académie Julian under Gustave Boulanger and Jules Lefebvre. Raught then returned to Scranton and started painting portraits of the families of this area and landscapes the bucolic hills of North Eastern Pennsylvania and the industrial coal landscape. He painted in French impressionistic style, using plein air to show the outdoor and atmosphere of the idyllic countryside. His works have been displayed in the Clinton Library.

Path in Dunmore John Willard Raught ca. 1921
John Willard Raught's Diamond Colliery

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-10-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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