Don Rankin

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in memoriam






Joseph Donnie Rankin
December 9, 1942 – July 17, 2021
Don Rankin passed away in July, 2021, after a long battle with heart disease. He is greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
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Back Roads & Memories

The Art of Don Rankin

208 pages, Hard cover, 2019
The book presents over 200 of the artists favorite works and includes detailed narratives that tell the story behind each painting.
Now available
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   Don Rankin's work has captured the attention of many followers, and his online tutorials have instructed more than 500 students worldwide. In the 1950's he became one of the youngest students of  the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut. At the age of 29 he was listed in "Who's Who in American Art."

  His work can be found in many corporate and private collections. His work has also been featured in several national, international and regional publications. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award i n Art and Art Education with several books on watercolor technique including Back Roads and Memories, the Art of Don Rankin, a collection of over 5 decades of his work.