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Rediscovered Artist Felix F. de Crano Featured in Exhibition at Lightner Museum

Saint Augustine , Florida -- 29 December 2014
Felix F.  de Crano, King Street Looking East, 1906, oil on panel, 20.5"h X 16.5"w,
Felix F. de Crano, King Street Looking East, 1906, oil on panel, 20.5"h X 16.5"w,
(Collection of Lightner Museum (Gift of Clarissa Anderson Gibbs))
Felix F.  de Crano, Alcazar Courtyard, watercolor on paper, 18.25"h X 13.75"w,
Felix F. de Crano, Alcazar Courtyard, watercolor on paper, 18.25"h X 13.75"w,
(Collection of Lightner Museum (Gift of Clarissa Anderson Gibbs))
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A Curator’s Tour in January will focus on the Lightner Museum’s major exhibition of 19th century artist Felix F. de Crano’s oil and watercolor paintings.  “Long forgotten by most of the art world, Felix Frederick de Crano was arguably the most sophisticated and versatile artist in Henry Morrison Flagler’s Ponce de Leon colony of painters in Saint Augustine,” according to art historian Deborah Pollack in her new work FELIX F. de CRANO, Forgotten Artist of the Flagler Art Colony.  Over thirty works by the artist, including local scenes, landscapes, and portraits, are on display at the Saint Augustine, Florida, museum until March 1, 2015.

Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers conducts monthly tours featuring unique and special treasures of the Museum.  The tours are the first Wednesday of each month at 10am and offer guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner's eclectic relics.

Tours are included in the price of admission and will begin in the front lobby of the Museum at 10am the first Wednesday of each month.  Admission is free for St. Johns County residents with valid identification.

An opportunity to meet Mr. Myers, along with an interactive tour, gives local residents and tourists alike an opportunity to learn the history of the building and to explore more deeply the Museum’s collections.

Donations are appreciated and will be accepted after the tour.