Ray Crane has been a professional artist for more than 30 years, working out of his own studios while also serving as artist for Boston's Museum of Science, where he produces space and astronomical art for multimedia planetarium productions. His interests span a variety of subjects, all with a bent toward the past: early transportation, both aviation and marine; as well as historic houses, sites and landscapes of New England. Over the past 15 years, he has produced a large collection of paintings depicting the aircraft and airlines that shaped air transportation in the northeast from the 1920s to the present. ...more...
In addition to appearing in numerous publications, his aviation art has been exhibited at the National Air & Space Museum, EAA Museum Oshkosh, Owls Head Transportation Museum, the Massachusetts State Transportation Building, and most recently, at Boston's Logan International Airport, where a major exhibit for the Airport's 75th Anniversary was based on his artwork and extensive collection of artifacts. Presently he is active in the Massachusetts Aviation Historical Society, and is part of a group planning a museum for Plum Island Community Airport, one of the first airfields in the state.