About this Collection

The wall of Michael Francis Lane’s studio space

Michael Francis Lane was a prolific artist who died on January 28, 2002, at the age of thirty-three. This site displays over two hundred of Michael’s works, which were created between January 1999 and January 2002.

In creating these works, Mike Lane drew inspiration from a variety of writers, including but not limited to: Arthur Rimbaud, Carl Sandburg, Charles Baudelaire, Edgar Allen Poe, Frederico Garcia Lorea, Hart Crane, Louis MacNeice, Oscar Wilde, Paul Verlaine, the movie “Taxi Driver“, Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephane Mallarme, Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, William Shakespeare, and William Blake.

In the Spring of 2006, Michael Francis Lane’s Art was on display at the Flanagan Campus Gallery at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Campus in Lincoln, RI.

In a review of this showing of Michael Francis Lane’s Art printed in the “Live” section of The Providence Journal March 16-19, 2006, Bill Van Siclen said, “…it’s Lane’s emotional intensity – a rarity in today’s over-conceptualized art world – that seems to have struck a chord with viewers.”

This collection was photographed in 2004 with a two megapixel (2MP) digital camera.

Pain Passes, but Beauty Remains”
– Auguste Renoir

“Time is a gambler who can’t stop. Remember!
He always wins and doesn’t need to cheat.”

– Charles Baudelaire