Ralph Albert Blakelock Sketches
Scope and Contents
This collection contains five small ink sketches of mountains. The sketches are signed and most are annotated with locations. There are numbers on the backs but it is unclear if this was done by Blakelock or at a later date.
- circa 1870-1919
- Blakelock, Ralph Albert, 1847-1919 (Person)
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Ralph Albert Blakelock was a 19th century American landscape painter. He was born in 1847 in New York City and attended the Free Academy in New York to become a physician. After dropping out, he began to study painting and was mainly self-taught. His work was first exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York in 1867. Beginning in 1869, he traveled to the American West and the imagery from this trip became the primary inspiration for his work. Blakelock struggled to find a market for his work upon his return to New York and his mental health deteriorated. He was in and out of mental hospitals from 1899 to his death in 1919. During this period, he continued to paint and his work gained recognition. Today, examples of his work are found in prominent museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art.
.19 Cubic Feet (1 half document box)
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- Revised September 2019
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