(1858 - 1936)
Ralph Earl DeCamp was active/lived in Montana, Illinois. Ralph DeCamp is known for landscape, western illustrator.
Biography Ralph DeCamp
Ralph Earl DeCamp (1858-1936)
Ralph DeCamp was born in Attica, New York in 1858. Today, he is most remembered as a Montana landscape painter, muralist, illustrator and photographer. DeCamp spent his childhood near Milwaukee where he studied art with W.A. Sydaten. In 1871 the family moved to Minnesota where DeCamp operated a threshing business while painting and teaching.
When his wife died, he studied art at Pennsylvania School of Art in Philadelphia from 1881-1882. Then in 1885 DeCamp was commissioned by the Northern Pacific Railroad to paint Yellowstone National Park. Sternfels said that the "Northern Pacific did for Ralph DeCamp what the Great Northern did for John Fery," and that offices and stations of those
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