(1876 - 1971)
Carl Sprague Ruggles was active/lived in Vermont, Massachusetts. Carl Ruggles is known for landscape, floral views.
Biography Carl Ruggles
The following biography was provided by Allen Sweet who wrote that he was not a relative of the artist but "ran across his music by accident and found him to be one of the most interesting people of his generation."
Carl (Charles) Sprague Ruggles was born in East Marion, Massachusetts, on March 11, 1876. His birth name was Charles, but he later changed it to Carl because his love of German culture led him to adopt a more German- sounding name.
Trained as a violinist, he studied theory and composition in Boston with Josef Claus and John Knoles Paine. In 1907 Ruggles moved to Winona, Minnesota where he founded and conducted The Winona Symphony. He composed counterpoint so complex that he used colored crayons to better keep track
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