LANE, Fitz Hugh
(b. 1804, Gloucester, Ma., d. 1865, Gloucester, Ma.)


American painter and printmaker. A painter of ships and coastal panoramas, Lane is most notable as a leading figure in American luminism. He illuminated his canvases with warm, glowing yellow and pink skies reflected in water. The resulting paintings project a shimmering density that expresses a profound serenity that is akin to transcendentalism. Owl's Head, Penobscot Bay, Maine (1862; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) is a characteristic work.