Earle Thomas Raine

1911 (Penns Grove, NJ) - 2005 (Wisconsin)

Earle Thomas Raine is an important early Wisconsin Artist who garnered numerous awards during a prolific career beginning in the 1930s and spanning more than five decades.

Earle Raine attended the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and took up residence in the Mequon/Thiensville, Wisconsin area. In the 1930’s, Raine made a living as an artist, producing artwork for Collier’s Magazine covers and cartoons.  He was an accomplished artist with the WPA: New Deal Federal Arts Project, spanning the 1930s-1950s. As a painter of the “American Scene”, he turned out landscapes, portraits, and urban-scapes of everyday life in Wisconsin. 

Raine served as a medic in World War II, and continued to paint during his service in France and elsewhere. Upon returning home, he attended Marquette University, took a job as a surveyor and started a family.

Earle Thomas Raine
Landscape with Pond by Earle Thomas Raine
Landscape with Pond
17.5 x 23.5 in.
Octagon Barn by Earle Thomas Raine
Octagon Barn
24 x 30 in.
Red Sled by Earle Thomas Raine
Red Sled
24 x 30 in.
September Bike Ride by Earle Thomas Raine
September Bike Ride
18.5 x 23.5 in.