Ralph Albert Blakelock
(1847 - 1919)
Ralph Albert Blakelock was active/lived in New York, California. Ralph Blakelock is known for luminous landscape and portrait painting.
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Born in New York City, Ralph Blakelock earned a reputation for
nocturnal, misty scenes, especially moonlit landscapes, large oak
trees, and Indian encampments. He also did a small number of
floral still lifes.
His work has a mysterious quality, which
some associated with the type of music he habitually played on the
piano during interludes from his painting. Towards the end of his
career, his paintings became increasingly haunting, a reflection of his
insanity brought on by horrible poverty and his inability to support
his family of nine children.
He was both a late exponent of the
Hudson River School of painting and also of the American West. He
also foreshadowed the romantic, visionary, and modern
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