Gene graduated as an art major from Western Michigan university in 1954 and spent his early years working as a graphic artist in the Kalamazoo area. The past 30 years he has worked in fine art as a landscape painter in the traditional, direct from nature, style of the early impressionist and tonalist painters.
Summers and fall he paints the wonderful landscapes of Leelanau peninsula in northern Michigan and relocates to his home/studio in Suwannee, Florida for the winter.
He also spends time in Alaska painting the rugged coastal area around Homer.
To contact Gene Rantz:
205 E. 3rd St., P.O. BOX 103, NORTHPORT, MI 49670
(231) 386-7628 - CELL (231) 432-0313
P.O. BOX 388, SUWANNEE, FLORIDA 32692