(1875 - 1931)
Ralph Chesley Ott was active/lived in Missouri. Ralph Ott is known for portrait, landscape, figure, mural.
Biography Ralph Ott
The following is submitted by Sarah H. Allen, Ralph Chesley Ott's granddaughter.
Ralph Chesley Ott was born in Springfield, Missouri on June 24, 1870. His father was Eli D. Ott, attorney, Greene County probate judge, and county clerk. His mother was Mary Cannefax, daughter of Chesley Cannefax, the county's first sheriff.
He received his early education in Springfield and then went to St. Louis where he attended Washington University School of Fine Arts. He studied for four years in Paris, going from there to Florence and Rome for a year's study. He followed his Italian sojourn with an eight months stay at the Prado in Spain.
He worked his way through the St. Louis school and studied under Edmund Wuerpel. In Paris he
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